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

25 November 2021

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has partnered with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Edinburgh Zoo as community outreach partner for the charity’s Giraffe About Town tra.... READ MORE

12 November 2021

    The first 10 sculpture sponsors of Giraffe About Town, a large-scale public art event taking to the streets of Edinburgh in Summer 2022 in support of wildlife conservation charity, the Royal Zoologica.... READ MORE

23 September 2021

Edinburgh Zoo is calling for artist submissions for its Giraffe About Town sculpture trail, set to transform the streets of the capital in summer 2022. In partnership with Wild in Art, the Royal Zoological Society of .... READ MORE

16 September 2021

John Lewis & Partners Edinburgh has been announced as the first sculpture sponsor of Giraffe About Town, a large-scale public art event taking to the streets of Edinburgh in Summer 2022 in support of wildl.... READ MORE

26 August 2021

In honour of the giraffe, its brand symbol, Glenmorangie is throwing its support behind a trail of towering giraffe sculptures taking over Edinburgh next summer. The Highland single malt Scotch whisky will be the officia.... READ MORE

22 June 2021

Choosing an iconic shape to decorate the city When choosing which sculpture shape for our Giraffe About Town trail, designed in partnership with Wild in Art, giraffes were the natural fit. At Edinburgh Zoo, we worked.... READ MORE

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