Here in the beautiful Balgownie Wood you will see a range of animals, both native and exotic, roaming free in purpose built environments. Lions, Giraffes and Polar Bears are just a few of the animals we have for you to enjoy.
Like Edinburgh Zoo, we are also proud owners of two of Chinas Giant Pandas, GeoTing and GeoGuang.
The trail will lead you round the woods where all the animals are fairly close to the path so this series can be enjoyed by most ages and abilities.
Elephant : Elephants are herbivorous and can be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes but they prefer to stay near water.
Sturdy footwear / wellies are advised as the path can be muddy in places especially as you near the petting zoo.
Parking is available at N 56 4.793 W 3 38.220 just as you turn off the main road opposite the cottage, or drive a little further up the track to N 56 4.773 W 3 38.061 where there is room for maybe 1 or 2 cars but please avoid blocking the gates.
Please replace all caches as found to ensure they stay safe and can be enjoyed by everyone.
The caches on this trail range in size from micro to regular and where space has allowed, I have added some small plastic swaps for the kids.
Please bring your own pen and if there's room for swaps, try to keep them animal related in keeping with the theme and please avoid leaving metal swag as it has a tendancy to rust and spoil the cache contents.
Hazards : Common sense applies but please refrane from climbing on log piles and keep children safe and away from the streams / burns that run through the woods.
Please enjoy your visit to Balgownie Zoo.