Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
|Founder||Thomas Haining Gillespie|
Highland Wildlife Park
|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."|
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, 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. The Society received its Royal Charter in 1913. The principal objective of the Society mentioned in the original charter is:
In 1986, the society also 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
- Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
- 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 2007-06-15.
- Cf. http://www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss
- "History of Edinburgh Zoo". Edinburgh Zoo website. Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
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