About us

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is a wildlife conservation charity with a bold vision: a world where nature is protected, valued and loved. 

Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park are our gateways to the natural world through which people can experience nature. They can learn about the challenges facing wildlife and discover how we use our expertise in conservation science and animal care to save species from extinction.

Our history and heritage
Murchison giraffe in the wild 

IMAGE: JP 2017

Our mission

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Gentoo penguin Muffin and chick on nest IMAGE: Amy Middleton 2022

Our locations

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Keeper experiences Monika Gopal in tiger tunnel in RZSS branding IMAGE: Robin Mair 2022

Work with us

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mansion house exterior taken from mansion house lawn with green hedges and trees in shot IMAGE: Robin Mair 2024

Sustainability at RZSS

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Wildcat head close up looking to the left IMAGE: Laura Moore 2020


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