We’ve recruited 13 young people aged 18 to 25 to join the first UK zoo Youth Board to help shape their future direction and engage with teenagers and young adults.

From tattoo artists and engineers, to students studying animal-related degrees, the Youth Board is made up of diverse young professionals and students who all have one mission, to help prevent extinction.

They sit directly under the zoo’s board of trustees, and meet six times a year to challenge the zoo and have their own mentor from the zoo’s senior management team to develop their leadership skills.

They met for the first time on 7 March 2020 to discuss their vision, values and to decide on which areas of the organisation they will focus on first…

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