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Research

Five Sisters Zoo is dedicated to encouraging and supporting research that improves captive animal management and benefits the conservation of animals. Research is a primary objective of ours and is a major role within modern zoos.

Five Sisters Zoo encourages students to undertake non-invasive animal-based research, looking at areas including:

  • Animal health (including nutrition, physiology, and pathology)
  • Animal behaviour (including stereotypic behaviour and environmental enrichment)
  • Enclosure design
  • Visitor studies (including visitor preferences and behaviours, and the effectiveness of zoo marketing strategies)
  • Zoo education

Research is helpful to Five Sisters Zoo giving a valuable insight into enclosure design, diet, social behaviour… etc. as well as making us aware of visitors attitudes and perceptions, thus aiding conservation through improved education.

Application

All researchers wishing to conduct a project at Five Sisters Zoo should submit a Research Application Form, with an attached research proposal if possible.

Applications are assessed by the education department and zoo management staff, and will be accepted based on the subject area, its value to science, and the logistics of the proposed study.

Applications should be sent in at least one month in advance of the proposed start date.

For further information about research at Five Sisters Zoo, please contact Rebecca at Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, West Lothian, EH55 8PT or email rebecca@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (inc. Bank Holidays; exc. 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.)

24th March – 30th September 2018 : 10am – 6pm 

1st – 31st October 2018 : 10am – 5pm 

1st November  2018 – 31st January 2019 : 10am – 4pm

1st February – 31st March 2019 : 10am – 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

 

Admission Prices

Child (3-15 yrs): £10.45
Adult (16 yrs+): £12.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £11.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.00 + £8.45 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID badge.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p

Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play

2 hour session

Child 3+ £5.50   Child 1 – 2 yrs £3.50   Under 1 yrs £1.00

£2.50 discount for corporate & season passes (only for the number of children stated on the passes) and children with a valid, paid Zoo ticket (must be used on same day).  Any children who qualify for free entry to the Zoo, will be charged full price for soft play appropriate to their age.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T : 01506 872 200