Image of a black rhino and her calf at Chester Zoo Image of a black rhino and her calf at Chester Zoo

Credit: Chester Zoo

Zoo Partnerships

Save the Rhino works with zoos to support wild rhino conservation efforts.

We work with zoos to support rhino conservation across Africa and Asia


Image showing fundraising activities for World Rhino Day at Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart
Credit: Wilhelma Zoo

We work with a number of zoos across the UK and Europe, all supporting rhino conservation in their own incredible ways. Even last year, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of many zoos, our zoo partners still managed to make a tremendous impact across Africa and Asia; their donations have helped to expand the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia to accommodate new rhinos, as well as boost rhino numbers and community engagement at the Lowveld Rhino Trust in Zimbabwe. They have also helped to give rangers the equipment they need to protect rhinos in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and uMkhuze Game Reserve, and supported behaviour change projects that reduce demand for rhino horn in Viet Nam.

We raised


thanks to our zoo partners in 2020-21

Zoos champion rhino conservation with us in a variety of ways. Some make grants to our field programmes through their charitable trusts, and some organise fundraising events such as sporting challenges or activities for World Rhino Day in September. Others run competitions, raising funds and donating these on behalf of their supporters. We work closely with our zoo partners, providing resources, photographs and videos, posters and merchandise. Sometimes our zoo friends even want to borrow one of our rhinos (we mean our costumes, of course!)

We work with zoos achieving high standards of animal care

All of the zoos we work with are members of either of the following organisations:

Being part of EAZA and BIAZA ensures that all the zoos we work with achieve high standards of care for all their animals, so we know that their rhinos have everything they need to be happy and healthy. EAZA and BIAZA also coordinate breeding programmes among their member zoos across Europe. In addition, both associations contribute to the conservation of species in their natural habitats.

In 2005, we joined forces with EAZA on the ‘Save the Rhinos’ campaign. This campaign raised an incredible €660,000 for rhino conservation efforts.

Together, we’re delivering impact for rhinos in the wild

In 2020-2021, the following zoo partners raised an incredible £148,180 for Save the Rhino’s conservation partners and programmes:

Image of Save the Rhino team with Reggie the lion at AfricaAlive!
Credit: AfricaAlive!
  • Berlin Zoo
  • Bioparc Valencia
  • Bioparco di Roma
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Erlebnis Zoo Hannover
  • Folly Farm
  • Fondation Le Pal Nature
  • Friends of Berlin Zoo
  • Knuthenborg Safaripark

    Image of a black rhino mother and her calf at Chester Zoo
    Credit: Chester Zoo
  • Monde Sauvage Safari Parc
  • Parc Animalier de Branféré
  • Parco Natura Viva
  • Réserve Africaine de Sigean
  • Rotterdam Zoo
  • Safari Park Beekse Bergen
  • Salzburg Zoo
  • Tallinn Zoo
  • Tierpark Berlin
  • Touroparc
  • West Midland Safari Park
  • Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Image of fundraising activities for World Rhino Day at Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart
    Credit: Wilhelma Zoo Stuttgart
  • Zoo de la Barben
  • Zoo de la Boissière du Doré
  • Zoo du Bassin d’Arcachon
  • Zoo Krefeld
  • Zoo Madrid and Parques Reunidos Foundation
  • Zoom Erlebniswelt
  • Zoo Schwerin
  • Zoological Society of East Anglia
  • Zoo Zlin

Find out more about how and why we work with zoos to help rhinos.

If your zoo is interested in supporting the work of Save the Rhino International, please contact us by e-mail: or by phone: (+44) 020 7357 7474