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Become a Patron of RZSS

You can make a world of difference for wildlife

RZSS Patrons are at the fore-front of wildlife conservation, both here in Scotland and in over twenty countries around the world

Since 2008, our steadily growing group of Patrons have become a cornerstone of support for pioneering conservation and research projects which are helping to conserve vulnerable and endangered animals.

We invite you to become a RZSS Patron and together we can achieve even more.


Unforgettable wildlife experiences

As a Patron, you can become more deeply involved in the work of RZSS and the conservation projects you support through invitations and opportunities across the year, including:

  • Exclusive Patron events and behind the scenes tours
  • Visits to conservation projects in the wild
  • Unlimited access for you and your family to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park
  • Personal reports and an individual contact at RZSS to help you learn more about the projects you care about.


The impact of your support will be felt across the world

As a Patron, your contribution will help to care for threatened species in our parks and support vital research and conservation work to protect their habitats in the wild.  You’ll also enable more young people to connect with nature and learn how to safeguard amazing wildlife.

 From preventing the extinction of wildcats in Scotland to conserving endangered Northern Rockhopper penguins, you’ll make a world of difference as a Patron of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.


“Being a Patron is hugely rewarding and supporting the conservation and education work which the Society carries out is something I am very proud of. “

Jonathan Gray



You can become a Patron at any time and we invite you to choose the amount you wish to donate, from £500 a year. To join, please download the form below. For more information on RZSS Patrons, please call 0131 314 0380 or email


> Download our Patron invitation


Royal Patron

  • HRH The Princess Royal KG, KT

Civic Patrons

  • The Rt. Hon. Frank Ross, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh


We are grateful for the support of our current patrons listed below, and others who prefer to remain anonymous. 

  • George Brechin
  • Anne Carruthers
  • Lady Margaret Elliot
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Maria Frizzoni
  • Gavin and Kate Gemmell
  • Alun Grassick
  • Jonathan Gray
  • Christine and Ken McWilliam
  • Jill Mercado Murray
  • Stuart Richardson & Steven Robertson
  • Professor Eric Salzen