Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
Our mission is realised through our groundbreaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia.
Respecting and valuing animals and the natural world
Our belief is that a diverse and healthy natural world is valuable in its own right and is essential for ensuring secure and healthy lives for people. This motivates ZSL’s vision and mission, and our other core values follow from this.
Inspiring conservation action
By actively ‘Working for Wildlife’ and showcasing our efforts in the field, we hope to motivate others to take conservation action in their daily lives.
Achieving excellence in our field
Building on our heritage, Royal Patronage since 1831 and reputation as a learned society, we aim to be an authoritative source of information and good practice for the scientific study, conservation and husbandry of animals.
We aim also to make efficient and effective use of available resources to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do, in the operation of a successful and innovative conservation organisation.
Acting ethically, responsibly and sustainably
We aim to operate in fair and justifiable ways that do not conflict with our mission or objectives, and which respect the environment.
Valuing everyone we work with
We support and value teamwork and collaboration, strive for fair and equitable treatment of everyone with whom we work and come into contact with, and aim to act with respect and courtesy in all our dealings.
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