Zoological society

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A zoological society is a group or organization, often a voluntary association, interested in fields of study related to the animal kingdom. These fields generally include zoology, animal physiology, pathology, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, conservation biology, and related topics. Zoological societies are often associated with the operation and/or management of zoos, public aquariums, veterinary hospitals, research institutions, and conservation projects, and with the publication of scientific journals and periodicals. The first such society was the Zoological Society of London, founded in 1826.

Zoological society may refer to:




  • Zoological Society of India (founded 1938), based in
    Gaya, India
    ; publishing Proceedings of the Zoological Society of India
  • Zoological Society, Kolkata (founded 1945 as the Zoological Society of Bengal), publishing Proceedings of the Zoological Society
  • Zoological Society, Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Zoological Society of Odisha State


Atlantic islands



  • Frankfurt Zoological Society (founded 1858), operated the Frankfurt Zoological Garden
  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaf (English: "German Zoological Society"), affiliated with Frontiers in Zoology
  • Verein Zoologischer Garten München e.V. (English: "Society of the Zoological Garden of Munich", founded 1905), affiliated with the Hellabrunn Zoo
  • Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz (English: "Zoological Society for the Conservation of Species and Populations", founded 1982), based in Munich and affiliated with the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity
  • Zoologische Gesellschaft in Hamburg (English: "Zoological Society of Hamburg", 1860–1920), operated the now-defunct Zoological Garden of Hamburg


  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Dierkundige Vereniging (English: "Royal Dutch Zoological Society"), publishing
    Animal Biology
  • Natura Artis Magistra (English: "Nature Is the Teacher of Art and Science"; founded 1838), a Royal Zoological society in Amsterdam operating the zoo
    Natura Artis Magistra and, formerly, the now-defunct Ethnographic Museum Artis

United Kingdom

North America


United States


  • Wildlife Conservation Society (founded 1895 as the New York Zoological Society), operating the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo
  • Boston Zoological Society, affiliated with the Franklin Park Zoo
  • Buttonwood Park Zoological Society (founded 1969), affiliated with the Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Cape May County Zoological Society/ZooFriends (founded 1986), associated with the Cape May County Park & Zoo
  • Erie Zoological Society (founded 1962), operating the Erie Zoo
  • Staten Island Zoological Society (founded 1933), operating the Staten Island Zoo
  • Zoological Society of Philadelphia (founded 1859), affiliated with the Philadelphia Zoo




  • Denver Zoological Society, affiliated with the Denver Zoo
  • Fresno Zoological Society (1949–2006), affiliated with the Fresno Chaffee Zoo
  • Portland Zoological Society, operated the Oregon Zoo
  • Pueblo Zoological Society, operating the Pueblo Zoo
  • Sacramento Zoological Society (founded 1958), operating the Sacramento Zoo
  • San Francisco Zoological Society (founded 1954), operating the San Francisco Zoo
  • Zoological Society of San Diego (founded 1916), doing business as San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance since 2021; operating the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy



  • Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (founded 1879)
  • Taronga Conservation Society (founded 1973), operating the Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Royal Zoological and Acclimatization Society of Victoria (1857–1957; founded as the Zoological Society of Victoria, renamed the Acclimatization Society of Victoria from 1861–70), operated the Melbourne Zoo from 1862–1937
  • Royal Zoological Society of South Australia (founded 1878 as the South Australian Acclimatization and Zoological Society), doing business as Zoos South Australia; operating the Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park

New Zealand


  1. ^ "DUDLEY AND WEST MIDLANDS ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY LIMITED, registered charity no. 507221". Charity Commission for England and Wales.