Mammals

Black Rhino

Some of the world's most iconic threatened species are mammals, such as the majestic big cats or persecuted Black Rhinos. Projects working with both high-profile and relatively unkown mammals from an important core of ZSL's conservation work. These projects are also closely linked with the work of our zoos, where animals act as both ambassadors and safeguards against the extinction of wild populations. Find out about Flagship Species.

Amur leopard

In order to support the remaining wild Amur leopards, ZSL manages the...

Cows in UK field

The Badger Cattle Contact Project was established in 2012 to research...

Pygmy sloth climbing

The unique and critically endangered pygmy sloth is the world’s slowest...

A Cheetah cub in the Serangeti in Tanzania, taken on conservation Programme's ongoing field work with Cheetahs.

Large carnivores have been declining globally, and ZSL is working in...

Elephants, rhinos and pandas are well-known EDGE mammals, but 70% of the highest
Harbour Seal in the Thames

ZSL is working to better understand seal populations in the Thames Estuary...

Black Rhinoceros

ZSL is working with Social Finance, the United Nations Development Programme...

Forest Elephant

ZSL is working to protect forest elephants in the Congo Basin in the face of...

Temminck’s ground pangolin. Picture: Scott and Judy Hurd

Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are the world’s only scaly mammals

Pygmy Hippo caught in camera trap

The pygmy hippopotamus, or pygmy hippo, Choeropsis liberiensis, is an...

Okapi

ZSL has been working to conserve the elusive okapi and other species in...

Amur tiger in camera trap

21st Century Tiger is one of the most significant tiger funding agencies...

Amur leopard

ZSL is working as part of ALTA and with partners in the Russian Far East to...

Children smiling at Thailand HECx School children

Asian elephants have been coming into conflict with humans as their habitat...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

Much of the ZSL Indonesia Field Programme's activities focus on the Sumatran...

The Ganges River Dolphin

The Ganges river dolphin is in need of protection, so ZSL is studying their...

Red slender loris

The Red Slender loris is on the brink of extinction and is the focal point...

ZSL works with partners and communities in Nepal to protect endangered...

Black Rhino

ZSL works with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to protect flagship species...