Who are we?

The Zoological Society of East Anglia is a charity in East Anglia that works to conserve endangered wildlife both in the UK and overseas. We support work in far flung parts of the planet, from protecting lemurs in Madagascar to standing up for snow leopards in remote parts of Mongolia. We were founded in 2013 and as a result continue to see both Banham Zoo in Norfolk and Africa Alive! in Suffolk thrive as centres for conservation and learning. We invest in improvements to the parks, to see conservation outcomes improve and send money and staff to specially selected partners who oversee conservation programmes in the wild.

The society is always looking for support from those who share our mission. Our concern is wildlife conservation. With your support we can do so much more to protect wildlife. Every year we have lots of ways to get involved. From volunteering within one of our two parks, to taking part in one of our special events, joining the Wild Life Lotto or doing some personal fundraising - for example by joining us on our trek to the great wall of china in May 2018. We also have a strong network of individuals and businesses who provide us with support. As a charity, we are always seeking significant financial support and we'll always welcome a phone call about how we can work together.

Looking towards the future we have big plans for our charity, for the work that we do and for the wildlife that we support. Our work goes beyond simple conservation work though. Our educational outreach team visit schools, to share a love of wildlife and the environment. We also support serious academic research, develop the next generation of animal management specialists and ensure that we are improving recreational opportunities for our community in East Anglia by investing in our parks.

We hope that you can join us on our journey. Every person that gets involved will make their own difference, be it big or small.

Our concern is wildlife conservation. Is yours?

Our Causes

Project Sealion

Over the past year we have been building Project Sea lion at Banham Zoo. This project will return Californian Sea lions to Banham Zoo in Norfolk. But it isn't just about the Sea lions. Project Sea lion will help the Zoological Society build awareness about our Oceans and the problems they face.


Changing Places Toilet

We'd like to add a Changing Places toilet to the site at Banham Zoo. This facility will help local people with considerable disabilities have a day out, safe in the knowledge that our facilities are suitable for their personal needs.


Education Team Outreach

Each year our education team visits thousands of school children in their schools. At present we can offer schools heavily subsidised rates thanks to the support of our visitors. As demands on our funds increase, this is becoming challenging. Will you support us in our work?

How can you help?


Make a donation today to provide vital support to our wildlife conservation efforts.


Get involved by volunteering at one of our two parks, either Banham Zoo or Africa Alive!


Sign up to find out more about our fundraising challenges, events and how you can help raise money.


Find out more about how your business can work with us to protect wildlife all over the world.

Event Fundraising with Maximum Adventure

Specialising in offering adventurous trips throughout the UK, Europe and the World. Maximum Adventure trips are aimed at people who want an adventure and something a bit different. Visit their website for more information about Charity Events.

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Recent News

A change at the top

The Zoological Society of East Anglia is delighted to report the appointment of Professor David Field as Chief Executive Designate. Professor Field will take over from the founding Chief Executive Martin Goymour in the spring of 2018. The two will work together to achieve a smooth transition in the [...]
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HRH the Princess Royal meets Banham Zoo’s Director of Conservation in Madagascar

A Zoo Directors role can be full and varied, to begin with you are responsible for the care and welfare of hundreds of animals and there is paperwork by the plenty. What perhaps isn’t part of your daily routine is arriving in Madagascar to meet Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal! That is exactl [...]
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Arrival of female sloth gives zoo hope for baby sloth in the future

Staff and visitors are keeping their fingers crossed that love might be in the air following the recent arrival of a female Linne’s two-toed sloth. The zoos’ male sloth, ‘Santos’, arrived a little under a year ago having been born in a zoo on the Isle of Wight and since his arrival, the z [...]
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