plan your visit

plan your visit

Fancy a fun family day out with lots of amazing animals? Then you are in the right place ... come and explore Camperdown Wildlife Centre with us!

animal experiences

animal experiences

are your kids animal mad? do they dream of being a zoo keeper when they grow up? would they like to get up close to the animals?

2016 events

2016 events

Look out for our 2016 events coming soon!!

become a friend

become a friend

The Friends of Camperdown Wildlife Centre is an independent group of people who have taken their enthusiasm for Camperdown Wildlife Centre (CWC) a step further and actively assist in its aims to ...


whats on
news

Camperdown Wildlife Centre’s male bear Comet has sadly passed away at the age of 30. He was diagnosed last week as having a tumour in his abdomen and deteriorated rapidly over the weekend.

Comet, a European Brown bear, arrived at Camperdown from Edinburgh Zoo when he was 16 months old and was later joined by Star from the Highland Wildlife Park.

Aileen Whitelaw, Wildlife Centre Manager said

“Comet has been an important ambassador for Camperdown Wildlife Centre for almost 30 years and will be sorely missed.”

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animal spotlight

crested porcupine

Porcupines are big rodents, so their teeth grow constantly. To keep them from growing out of control, they eat non-stop. As a rodent, they are able to chew through ...