The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has protected threatened species in Scotland and around the world for over 100 years. As a leading conservation charity, we aim to connect people to nature and safeguard wildlife across the globe.

At Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, our diverse and dedicated teams care for almost 3,000 amazing animals and carry out cutting-edge science and research. The wild experts based in our zoos support an incredible range of projects and direct conservation action, from the highlands of Scotland to the wetlands of Brazil and rainforests of Uganda.

As our natural environment faces a biodiversity crisis, at RZSS we are doing everything we can to inspire and empower communities to help save animals from extinction.

Together we can restore the Scottish wildcat, ensure giraffes stay standing tall and so much more.

Latest News

1 July 2022

Over 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures hit the streets of Edinburgh from today (1 July 2022) as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s much anticipated Giraffe About Town trail.  In partnership with Wild in Art, the trail aim.... READ MORE

24 June 2022

This summer, Edinburgh Zoo are opening their gates after hours for grown-ups only to enjoy the summer evenings at the zoo! In celebration of the Giraffe About Town trail hitting the streets, Edinburgh Zoo will have ev.... READ MORE

23 June 2022

With just two weeks to go until the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Giraffe About Town trail hits the streets, community groups across Edinburgh have finished painting their ‘wee sculptures’.   A.... READ MORE
Flora giraffe sculpture in Edinburgh

22 June 2022

With just over a week to go until the herd takes to the streets, we would like to take the time to thank everyone who has helped bring Edinburgh’s tall trail to life.   Thank you to our presenting partner The Glenm.... READ MORE
S. Luca team meeting Flora

8 June 2022

S. Luca Dairy Ice Cream have joined the herd and sponsored a giraffe sculpture as part of Edinburgh Zoo’s tall trail this summer! The family have been crafting luxury dairy ice cream from their base in Musselburgh f.... READ MORE

2 June 2022

With only ONE MONTH TO GO! Here are some of our top reasons to get excited for Giraffe About Town...  🦒  There will be over 40 eight-foot-tall giraffe sculptures will be dotted around Edinburgh, each with th.... READ MORE

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