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Zuckerman, Solomon
Person · 1904-1993

Solomon 'Solly' Zuckerman was a British public servant, zoologist and operational research pioneer. He was born in Cape Town in 1904, the second child of Moses and Rebecca Zuckerman (nee Glaser). Both his parents were the children of Jewish immigrants from Russia. He was educated at the South African College School. After studying medicine at the University of Cape Town and later attending Yale University, he went to London in 1926 to complete his studies at the University College Hospital Medical School.

He began his career at the Zoological Society of London in 1928, and worked as a research anatomist until 1932. It was in this period that he founded the intellectual dining club, Tots and Quots. In 1932, he published his work 'Social Life of Monkeys and Apes'.

He taught at the University of Oxford from 1934 to 1945, during which time he was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society.

He was a scientific advisor to the Allies on bombing strategy in the Second World War, for his work to advance the cause of nuclear non-proliferation, and for his role in bringing attention to global economic issues.

Zuckerman married Lady Joan Rufus Isaacs in 1939 and they had two children. He died in London in 1993 following a heart attack.

Young, Randolph
Person · 1906-

Office Boy at ZSL London Zoo

Young, Miss
Person · fl 1948

Red Cross Attendant at ZSL London Zoo

Young, John
Person · 1849-

Head Gardener at ZSL London Zoo

Yelland, John J
Person · fl 1951-1969

ZSL Curator of Birds

Yealland, John James
Person · 1904-1983

John James Yealland was a British aviculturalist and ornithologist. He helped Sir Peter Scott found the Wildfowl Trust. He accompanied Gerald Durrell on his first animal collecting expedition to the British Cameroon in 1947-1948. He went to become the Curator of Birds at London Zoo

Yates, George
Person · 1920-

Car Park Attendant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Yarrell, William
Person · 1784-1856

Yarrell was born in Duke Street, St James's in London, to Francis Yarrell and his wife Sarah (nee Blane). His father and uncle ran a newspaper agency and bookshop. He was educated at Dr Nicholson's School in Ealing. In 1802 he became a clerk with the Herries, Farquhar and Co. Bank. In 1803 he and his cousin, Edward Jones, joined his father's business. He acquired the reputation of being the best shot and best angler in London, soon becoming an expert naturalist. He sent many bird specimens to Thomas Bewick, who engraved them as woodcuts.

He joined the Royal Institution in 1817. His first publication was 'On the Occurrence of some Rare British Birds' (1825). This was published in the second volume of the 'Zoological Journal' and he later became one of that journal's editors. He was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1825. He wrote in 1827 on the structure of the tracheae of birds and on plumage changes in pheasants. He corresponded and shared specimens with other naturalists including Thomas Bewick, Sir William Jardine, Prideaux John Selby, Nicholas Aylward Vigors and Jonathan Couch.

Yarrell was one of the original members of the Zoological Society of London. In 1833, he was a founder of what became the Royal Entomological Society of London. He served for many years as treasurer both of the Entomological Society and the Linnean Society. Yarrell's major works were 'A History of British Fishes' (1836) and 'A History of British Birds (1843).

Yarrell died during a trip to Great Yarmouth and a memorial was erected in St James's Church, Piccadilly. He was buried in the churchyard of St Mary's in Bayford, Hertfordshire.

Yarrell had a number of species names after him, including the birds yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yarrelli), the Chilean woodstar (Eulidia yarrelli) and the fish Yarrell's blenny (Chirolophis ascanii). The British subspecies of the white wagtail, the pied wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrelli) was also named after him.