Follow the trail

Giraffe Hoop

Trail map

We hope you have a great day out discovering our incredible giraffe sculptures!

Trail maps are available to download now and can be collected from Edinburgh Zoo, Lothian travel hubs and the Visit Scotland Edinburgh iCentre.



Giraffe About Town app

Download the Giraffe About Town app to help you explore the trail. The app will help you discover all the tall and wee herd sculptures across Edinburgh.

When you find a giraffe sculpture, enter the 4-digit code into the app to unlock exciting rewards from our sponsors! There are lots of rewards to collect and competitions to enter.

Plus, you can add to the gallery of giraffe sculptures, vote for your favourite and track how far you have walked whilst doing the trail!



Your Giraffe About Town bucket list

We hope you have an amazing time discovering our incredible giraffe sculptures! Before you get started, why don’t you draw up a bucket list of everything you’d like to get out of the trail?

We have a few ideas to get you started but feel free to make it your own!


Getting ‘about town’ this summer

When planning your ‘giraffic adventure’, make sure you plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey during busy mornings and afternoons.

Where possible, consider hitting that step goal or cycle the trail.

Our transport partner, Lothian, is here to help plan your journey to discover the herd!




For over 100 years, Lothian has provided Edinburgh with a great value, reliable public transport service to make getting around the city easier. As the main bus operator, Lothian is dedicated to delivering an outstanding customer experience offering a city-wide network 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lothian’s easy-access fleet is among the most modern and environmentally friendly in the UK and now includes the city’s first zero-emission double-decker electric buses.

The Lothian family also operates Edinburgh Bus Tours, Scotland’s second most popular paid-for visitor attraction which offers a five-star visitor experience.

Lothian and Edinburgh Zoo have been working in partnership for a number of years, with the operator’s zoo branded fleet of service 26 buses stopping right outside the zoo providing fast, reliable and sustainable travel for families enjoying a fun-filled day out.


Giraffe About Town