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8 September 2023

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Queen was Patron of ZSL from her coronation in 1953 and her support for our work, and passion for animals has helped us to inspire millions to protect wildlife around the world. It has been our great privilege to welcome The Queen to our zoos throughout her life.

Her passion for animals will be remembered and her legacy will live on as we continue to work for a world where wildlife thrives

A special photography exhibition remembering HM The Queen was on display at London Zoo in the East Tunnel. A condolence book was also available for signing online. 

As a mark of respect on the death of our Patron Her Majesty the Queen, London and Whipsnade Zoos did not open on Friday 9 September.

The Queen opens Land of the Lions
We will never forget her support

As one of our biggest supporters, Queen Elizabth II will be sadly missed. We will continue to work for a world where wildlife thrives. If you would like to donate in her memory, please click the link below.