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St Andrews Aquarium meerkats start the new decade in a new den

With most of us striving to keep the house in check after the Christmas festivities, spare a thought for the team at St Andrews Aquarium who battled against the advent clock to finish off a new enclosure for their family of thirteen meerkats. The new enclosure, which re-opened this week, has almost doubled in size […]

Freaky four-eyed fish a first for Fife aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium in Fife is the first aquarium in Scotland to welcome a display of rare four-eyed fish this Autumn. The shoal of 10 Anablaps, which originally come from the rivers of South America, have been transferred to St Andrews Aquarium from Living Waters at Paignton Zoo in Devon. The Anableps use their bizarre […]

St Andrews Aquarium welcomes animal superfan to their talks team

An animal expert and passionate fan of the natural world has been appointed to join the talented team at St Andrews Aquarium. Christie Dewar-Holmes, 26, has joined the aquarium’s talks team, leading presentations about the various animals to visitors. Christie’s appointment marks an exciting period for the Fife-based aquarium which welcomed tens of thousands of […]

Aquarium Residents Share a Cool Easter Treat

The resident seals and penguins of St Andrews Aquarium in Fife enjoyed a cool Easter treat today, taking time out from the weekend sunshine to enjoy a frozen ‘easter egg” containing their favourite treat, mackerel. The treats were prepared by the Aquarium team when they heard the forecast was for warmer weather this weekend. In […]

Volunteer opportunities available

Are you mad for Meerkats and potty for Penguins? Fancy getting to spend lots of time with our amazing animals? We have a couple of very exciting positions to join our animal talks and feeding presenters team on a voluntary basis. As part of our team you will get to know our animals really well […]

Monkey business at St Andrew’s Aquarium as Fife visitor attraction welcomes a pair of super cute marmosets – just in time for Christmas

A pair of Common Marmosets are the latest addition to the recently refurbished St Andrew’s Aquarium. The adorable little monkeys were rescued from private collections and re-homed to the Fife visitor attraction from Heathrow Animal Rescue Centre this week. The breeding pair, who as yet have no names, wasted no time in settling into their […]

“I’m a granny all over again” tweets Judy Murray after visiting her penguin “family” at St Andrew’s Aquarium

Judy Murray tweeted she’s “a granny all over again” after visiting her new “grandchildren” at St Andrew’s Aquarium. The 58-year-old former Strictly Come Dancing star popped into the Fife visitor attraction this week to visit the Humboldt penguin family that were named after her own famous clan – Judy, Shirley, Kim and Andy. And she […]

Return of the Mac: Six-foot mackerel statue is back at St Andrew’s Aquarium after mysterious disappearance

Staff at St Andrew’s Aquarium are celebrating the return of their beloved six-foot mackerel statue which disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The eye-catching model – nicknamed Big Mac – has been standing guard outside the popular Fife visitor attraction for the last four years. However, Aquarium staff noticed something fishy was afoot following recent graduation festivities […]