RZSS and the work we do

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 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 inspiring and empowering communities to help save animals from extinction. Together we can restore the Scottish wildcat, ensure giraffes stay standing tall and so much more.

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Edinburgh Giraffes