In 2013 Edinburgh Zoo will be 100 years old. There is justifiable pride in achievements that echo the evolution of zoos globally. New CEO, Chris West, is a highly respected and experienced vet and conservationist with international experience and has worked overseas. He reflected on future challenges and diverse activities of zoos as they conduct scientific field programmes and education outreach in addition to breeding endangered species– and running major visitor attractions. In a world that is increasingly crowded, warming and damaged, the role of zoos is even more relevant as ’refugee camps’ and as centres for environmental awareness.
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Chris West, CEO, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland