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Conservation - Fife Zoo


Every time you visit makes a huge difference. Thank you! 

We’re on a journey to inspire people of all ages to get involved in the conservation of biodiversity through education, research, and our passion for the natural world.

We’re dedicated to creating a special place where people, plants, and wildlife live together as a family.

We are home to a number of Endangered and Critically Endangered species at the zoo.

Breeding Programmes

Breeding programmes are managed across Europe by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) . They manage them as European Ex-Situ Programmes and European Studbooks.

It takes a long time for a new zoo to become recommended for these breeding programmes. We have to build brand-new habitats and housing as well as demonstrate that out team are experienced and knowledgeable to look after the species. We also have to wait for a suitable pairing or group to become available and arrange the transport – from anywhere in Europe!

These are the animals who are part of breeding programmes who live at the zoo:


  • Grevy’s Zebra
  • Ring-tail Lemur
  • Alaotran Gentle Lemur
  • De Brazza’s Monkey
  • Von Der Decken’s Hornbill


  • Hamerkop

Field Conservation

We support a number of conservation organizations working to protect the species who call the zoo home.

🐾 Profits from our Lemur Encounters and Lemur Adoptions go to the Lemur Conservation Network

🐾 Profits from our Zebra Encounters and Zebra Adoptions go to the Grevy’s Zebra Trust

🐾 Profits from our Meerkat Encounters and Meerkat Adoptions go to Dogs 4 Wildlife

🐾 We also support the World Land Trust

Native Species

We like to take care of our local wildlife. Since moving on site we have created several wildlife biodiversity hotspots around the zoo. We’ve built bug hotels, planted wildflower gardens, dug ponds and built hedgehog & bird boxes.

We’d like to encourage all who visit us to always tread lightly and respect our resident wildlife. Please keep an eye out for anything interesting. If you see anything exciting on or around Fife Zoo, please let us know. We love to hear from you!