RZSS Media Centre

Welcome to the media centre for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Here you can find out about the history of RZSS, our mission and the work we do at Edinburgh Zoo, the Highland Wildlife Park and our conservation projects in Scotland and around the world. You can also read our latest press releases.

To get in touch with our PR team please email media@rzss.org.uk or telephone 0131 314 0383/12.


Wild about Scotland bus visits Shetland to teach 16,000 pupils

24/06/2016 in RZSS

The visit to Shetland also means every local authority in Scotland has engaged with the campaign. It has travelled more than 17,000 miles and has been made available to the public via a number of drop-ins at venues across Scotland.


Velu turns two!

23/06/2016 in Edinburgh Zoo

Velu, the baby chimpanzee at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, is celebrating his second birthday on 23 June. Now a lively toddler, Velu is the first chimpanzee to be successfully reared in Scotland for 15 years. To help him celebrate his special day, players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be treating him to a special birthday surprise and enrichment.


Sad news from Koala Territory

22/06/2016 in Edinburgh Zoo

We are sad to announce that Yooranah, a three year old male koala born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo in May 2013, died on the evening of Tuesday 21 June.

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