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.

Pygmy sloth climbing

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

Family of cheetah in Tanzania

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

Bengal tiger lying down

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

Forest Elephant

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

Black Rhinoceros

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

Pygmy Hippo caught in camera trap

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

Badger

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

Okapi

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

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

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

Amur tiger in camera trap

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

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

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

Amur leopard

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

White-bellied pangolin (c) Tim Wacher, ZSL

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

Asian elephant in Salakpra Wildlife Sanctuary

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

African elephant

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

Sumatran tiger - Sembilang National Park

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

Asiatic lions in the Gir

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

Red slender loris

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

Scimitar horned oryx release, Chad

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

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

Forestry Consession Site at Dangku

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

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...

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...