ZSL Fellows

Renowned ZSL Fellows

ZSL Fellows are the heart of everything ZSL does, from lead scientific excellence in wildlife disease to world leading enclosure design and enrichment, since 1826. During this time we have had many ground breaking Fellows pave the way in science and conservation such as Sir Stamford Raffles, Charles Darwin, Howard Carer and now you.

We are privileged to count some of the world’s most respected conservationists amongst our Honorary Fellows including His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir David Attenborough, Lord Paul of Marylebone and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Whilst within our Honorary Conservation Fellows, we are delighted to include individuals at the forefront of innovative actions to protect wildlife including Actor Edward Norton, philanthropist Brian Sheth, Kate Humble; conservation organisation collaborators such as Mark Rose and John Robinson and some of the world’s most well respected researchers.


ZSL Historic and Honorary Fellows

1977  HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

1988  Professor Milton Thaigo de Mello

1991  HM The Emperor Akihito of Japan

1992  Professor Edward O. Wilson 

1998  Sir David Attenborough FRS

1999  Lord Robert May 

2001  Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS

2002  Dr William Conway 

2003  Professor Sir Brian Follett

2004  Sir Martin Holdgate

2005  Professor Sir John Krebs FRS

2005  Professor Katherine Ralls

2005  Professor Sir Brian Heap FRS

2006  Professor Sir John Lawton 

2007  Professor Sir John Beddington CMG FRS

2012  Dr Desmond Morris

2013  Ken Sims


Dr Charles Veron 
Author of Corals of the World 
"There is so much about the Zoo that I loved. The gorillas of course, but for me, the most memorable aspect is the recognition given to small animals, especially the marine exhibits. Every person, certainly every child who comes to the zoo will leave with their lives enriched and with memories that will last for the rest of their lives."

Dr Juliet Clutton-Brock
Former editor of the Journal of Zoology
"In 1938 when I was five years old, my father took me to ZSL London Zoo for the first time. I remember well how we sat on a bench and my father told me about how we were all "descended from monkeys". Thus began my seventy year association with the animal world, which included thirty years working in the Mammal Section of the Natural History Museum, followed by thirteen years as an editor of ZSL's Journal of Zoology."

Dr David Harrison 
"The Zoological Society of London has been one of the most enduring foundation stones of my life. Providing inspiration and encouragement for more than half a century. It has been a forum for discussion and friendship with scientific colleagues that has been a priceless asset."

Dr Andrew Kitchener
Principal Curator of Vertebrates, National Museums of Scotland
"ZSL has been an inspiration to me throughout my life. I remember my first visit to London Zoo at about four years of age and being amazed at seeing so many different species of animals, especially in the Clore Pavilion. I was particularly impressed by the huge male orangutan next to Guy the gorilla. Now I'm able to put something back into ZSL by editing the Journal of Zoology and being a member of the Zoos Advisory Committee. My involvement with ZSL is always changing - who knows what's around the corner? But, I'll still always look forward to visiting London and Whipsnade Zoos."





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