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.

Black Rhino

ZSL works with local partners to protect flagship species such as the...

Amur leopard

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

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...

Bengal tiger lying down

ZSL helps tigers and elephants to roam safely in India and Nepal

Family of cheetah in Tanzania

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

Black rhino

ZSL is working with key partners to create an impact bond to help secure the...

Seal survey 2016

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

Photo - Close-up photo of a badger looking out of a hole in a tree trunk.

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...

Sand gazelles

Conservation breeding and science in Saudi Arabia.

Amur tiger in camera trap

WildCats Conservation Alliance is an initiative of the Zoological Society of...

White-bellied pangolin (c) Tim Wacher, ZSL

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

setting up a camera trap in a snowy Russian landscape

ZSL has been working to conserve Amur tigers and Amur leopards in the...

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 600 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

KELOLA Sendang works to protect a landscape ten times the size of London....

Greater one horned rhino at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL protects Nepal's iconic species from severe threats.

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

Poaching and habitat loss have left just 2,575 greater one-horned rhinos...