A world where nature is protected, valued and loved

Wildcat full body looking back at camera IMAGE: Laura Moore 2020

Contributing to worldwide conservation in the last year

With support from many people like you, RZSS aims to reverse the decline of at least 50 species – from pine hoverflies and wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park to giraffes in Uganda, giant anteaters in Brazil and many more.

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species worldwide that we are actively engaged in the recovery of 

Discover conservation work

100

communities reached as part of engagement sessions at our sites in 2023

Learn about community work

25,900

learners took part in our education sessions in 2023

Teach the next generation

Places and species we work with

How can you help?

Chimpanzee Deli and her baby up in a tree partially obscured by leaves Image: LAURA DANIELS 2023

Join our volunteers

Volunteer programmes play a huge role in helping us connect people with nature and protect threatened species in Scotland and around the world.

Volunteer with RZSS
Chilean flamingo side on and front on in water IMAGE: Amy Middleton (2022)

Become a Patron

Enjoy a closer relationship with RZSS. Patrons are at the forefront of wildlife conservation, both here in Scotland and across the world.

Join today
King penguins Sir Nils Olav and Alfie walking together in enclosure facing camera Image: ALLIE MCGREGOR 2024

Give a donation

Your donation today will help to save the animals you love. Give from £1 a month to £1 a day and help to save 50 of the world’s most unique animals.

Make a donation

Join the herd!

Help the wildlife you love by joining the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) as a member and enjoy unlimited great days out at Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park.

By joining today, you help our amazing keepers care for your favourite animals and protect vulnerable wildlife here in Scotland and around the world.

Membership pays for itself in three visits. 

Become a member

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