Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
|Founder||Thomas Haining Gillespie|
Highland Wildlife Park
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is a learned society and registered charity of Scotland. It was founded by an Edinburgh lawyer, Thomas Haining Gillespie, in 1909. In 1913 Edinburgh Town Council bought a large plot of land, on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh, for the society - this later opened to the public as Edinburgh Zoo. The Society received its Royal Charter in 1913. The principal objective of the Society mentioned in the original charter is:
In 1986, the society acquired the Highland Wildlife Park.
- History of Edinburgh Zoo
- List of organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter
- List of zoo associations
- Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
- Scottish Wildlife Trust
- "Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Registered Charity no. SC004064". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
- "Review of Edinburgh Zoo". goodzoos.com website. Retrieved 15 June 2007.
- Cf. http://www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss
- "History of Edinburgh Zoo". Edinburgh Zoo website. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2007.
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