Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

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Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
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Founded 1909; 107 years ago (1909)
Founder Thomas Haining Gillespie
Type Non-profit organization
Focus Edinburgh Zoo
Highland Wildlife Park
Location
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
Mission "To promote, facilitate and encourage the study of zoology and kindred subjects and to foster and develop amongst the people an interest in and knowledge of animal life."
Website www.rzss.org.uk

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is a learned society and registered charity of Scotland.[1] It was founded by an Edinburgh lawyer, Thomas Haining Gillespie, in 1909. In 1913, a large plot of land was purchased for the Society by the Edinburgh Town Council on Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh, a site which later opened to the public as Edinburgh Zoo.[2] The Society received its Royal Charter in 1913.[3] The principal objective of the Society mentioned in the original charter is:

"To promote, facilitate and encourage the study of zoology and kindred subjects and to foster and develop amongst the people an interest in and knowledge of animal life."[4]

In 1986, the society also acquired the Highland Wildlife Park.

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  1. ^ "Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Registered Charity no. SC004064". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. 
  2. ^ "Review of Edinburgh Zoo". goodzoos.com website. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 
  3. ^ Cf. http://www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss
  4. ^ "History of Edinburgh Zoo". Edinburgh Zoo website. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-06-15. 

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