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Gifts in memory and celebration

Donating to a charity that you or your loved ones care about can provide comfort and joy for many commemorative occasions. Here at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) we offer various opportunities to celebrate a loved one, special event or your own love of wildlife conservation. 

Perhaps you are passionate about the vital conservation of endangered wildlife, or our education work which inspires the next generation to protect our planet. Maybe you have fond memories of Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park and would like to have your own dedicated space there. 

Wherever your interests lay, you will be safe in the knowledge that a celebratory gift or gift made in their memory will have a lasting impact for years to come. Your gift will help protect wildlife in Scotland and around the world. 


Memorial Benches 

Our memorial benches are located at both Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park. Our benches allow you to mark the life of your loved one and create a special space that will be much appreciated and used by thousands of our visitors each year.

Donation: £3,500 for 6ft bench


  • Plaque
  • Inscription
  • Installation
  • Maintenance for 10 years
  • Membership of RZSS for one year


Giraffe House Decorations

We offer different decorations that are displayed at the giraffe house at Edinburgh Zoo. You can choose to dedicate a bird on the beautiful savannah art wall to a loved one, or you may opt for a leaf that would be added to the donor tree near the entrance of the giraffe house.

Bird decoration donation: £500

Leaf decoration donation: £100


  • Short inscription
  • Maintenance for five years

Collection Instead of Flowers

You can arrange a collection at the funeral of your loved one in lieu of flowers which can then be donated to RZSS. Some choose to set up dedicated in memoriam fundraising pages online – you can do so via JustGiving here. Contact Mia Lutsch at or call 0131 314 0380 to discuss your dedication.