About RZSS

About the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Our mission:

'Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.'

Established in 1909, by an Edinburgh lawyer Thomas Gillespie, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has been working to promote the awareness and conservation of rare and endangered animals for over 100 years.

In its original charter, granted in 1913, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland had the principle objective 'To promote, facilitate and encourage the study of zoology and kindred subjects and to foster and develop amongst the people with an interest in and knowledge of animal life.'

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has continued to uphold the principle through our work in education, and conservation. 

RZSS operates Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park.  We also support a wide variety of research and conservation projects here in the UK and around the world.

2015 AGM and Annual Review

The 2015 Annual General Meeting for members of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, will be held on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at Edinburgh Zoo.

We would be delighted if you could arrive from 6:45 pm at the Members' gate, ready for a 7pm start in the Lecture Theatre in Budongo Trail.  Refreshments will be served after the meeting and you will get the opportunity to enjoy an informative talk from Leigh Morris, Director of Community Conservation.

> RZSS AGM Pack 2015
> RZSS Annual Review 2014
> RZSS Edinburgh Zoo Inventory
> RZSS Highland Wildlife Park Inventory
> RZSS Signed Accounts 2014