The Story of Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo’s mission is to encourage the conservation of endangered wildlife for both native and non-native species, and create a safe and natural environment for all animals in our collection.
Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian. We are located about half a mile of the A71, outside of Polbeth, West Calder and only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Livingston.
The Zoo has grown into an exciting collection of over 180 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world and we hope that your visit will be a fun, enjoyable and educational one for all ages.
The Zoo is privately owned and run by Brian and Shirley Curran with the help of our full time keepers. We also have help from our large team of dedicated volunteers. As a non profit making organisation, any money is injected back into the Zoo to help with the animals upkeep, veterinary bills and maintenance of the enclosures.
With over 180 different species of mammal, birds and reptiles, daily keeper talks, feeding and handling sessions and a large outdoor play & picnic area, the Five Sisters Zoo is a great day out for everyone all year round!
A large part of our focus has been to offer three bears and four lions a new home following lives performing in traveling circuses. Their stories continue and you can read more about them in our dedicated Bear and Lion sections of our website.
“Our aim is to encourage conservation of endangered wildlife for both native and non native species,
creating a safe and natural environment for
all animals in our collection”
See the stories in our Latest News area for a snippet of what’s going on at the Zoo!