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.

Elephants, rhinos and pandas are well-known EDGE mammals, but 70% of the highest
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...

Black Rhinoceros

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

Harbour Seal in the Thames

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

Badger

ZSL is researching whether badger vaccination can reduce TB infection in the...

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 are now thought to be the world’s most illegally trafficked wild...

Pygmy Hippo caught in camera trap

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

Wild oryx running in King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

ZSL runs gazelle conservation breeding and scientific support in the Kingdom...

Okapi

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

White-bellied pangolin (c) Tim Wacher, ZSL

ZSL is training a team of conservation leaders to address increasing threats...

Amur tiger in camera trap

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

African Elephant Benin Pendjari NP

ZSL is working in the last stronghold of West African carnivores and...

Amur leopard

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

Asiatic lions in the Gir

There are approximately 500 Asiatic lions left in the Gir Forest of Western...

Asian elephant in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

ZSL is working in and around Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary to conserve iconic...

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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

Red slender loris

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

ZSL works in Nepal to protect endangered greater one-horned rhino, Bengal...

Black Rhino

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