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 tiger in camera trap

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

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...

Elephants, rhinos and pandas are well-known EDGE mammals, but 70% of the highest
Family of cheetah in Tanzania

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

Bengal tiger lying down

Working to protect the Bengal tigers of Southern Nepal, in the Chitwan-Parsa...

Seal survey 2016

ZSL is monitoring Thames marine mammals to better conserve these top...

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...

Badger

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

Pygmy Hippo caught in camera trap

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

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

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

Okapi

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

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

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

Amur tiger in camera trap

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

White-bellied pangolin (c) Tim Wacher, ZSL

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

Amur leopard

The Amur leopard, that lives in the Russian Far East, may be the world's...

African elephant

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

Asian elephant in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

ZSL is working in Thailand to conserve iconic species including Asian...

Asiatic lions in the Gir

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

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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

Scimitar horned oryx release, Chad

A major initiative to reintroduce the scimitar-horned oryx to its historical...

Red slender loris

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

Burned and unburned area in Air Hitam Laut, Berbak Sembilang National Park

A partnership scheme to face the challenge of deforestation, peatland...

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

Greater one-horned rhinos, Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Image (c) ZSL/NTNC/DNPWC

ZSL is working in Nepal to conserve the fragile grassland ecosystem and...

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...