Meet our animals

We have a whopping 20,000 animals at the zoo from 500 different species.

About half those species are on the threatened list. We’re one of the world’s leading centres for conservation, working in the UK and worldwide to help protect animals and plants from extinction.

We’re devoted to caring for own animals too, and are always looking for ways to make their lives even better. Our Animal Health Centre, for example, is decked out with the best possible facilities for the veterinary team.

As we learn more, we can do more to protect threatened species around the world. It’s incredibly important work. Not just because animals are lovely (although they are). But also because what happens to the wildlife affects everyone on Earth.

By looking after them, we’re looking after ourselves. We couldn’t do any of this without the support of visitors like you. So thank you.