The Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation charity committed to building a sustainable future for wildlife and people. Our charitable objectives are to advance the public understanding and the conservation of wildlife and the natural environment, as well as the scientific study of plants and animals. We do this through conservation action and engaging people with the natural world. We currently run 14 conservation projects around the globe, including several aimed at conserving native species in the UK. Our team of conservation lecturers, curators and educators lead these projects in collaboration with our local partner organisations on the ground. In addition to field conservation, we are also actively involved in behaviour change, as we know that human behaviour has a large impact on the world’s biodiversity, and we have the opportunity to affect behaviour change in all our guests that visit our zoo sites each year.

We hope that joining ConservationNOW will enable us to reach more people with our positive message of how humans can make a difference for wildlife and their habitats, and enable us to join with a larger conservation community to advocate for policy change at higher levels in governments around the world.

Sun's out tums out ☀️

Ever wondered why these sun worshippers sit like this in the sunshine? They like to sunbathe with their stomachs, inner arms and legs exposed as their fur is thinner and their skin is darker in these areas, meaning they absorb more heat!
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Our newest gorilla has been named! 🎉🦍
We'd like to introduce you all to Juni. 💙
His name was chosen by staff and volunteers following a poll and is a combination of his parents' names, Jock and Touni.
Come and say hello on your next visit!
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