Zaki is a PhD candidate at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Zoology. He is a co-founder of the Malaysian Primatological Society (MPS) and currently serves as its Vice President. Zaki is also a member of the International Primatological Society (IPS), Youth for Wildlife Conservation (Y4WC), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and co-founder/research coordinator of Primate Watch Malaysia. His research project is about human-wildlife conflict and wildlife value orientations focusing on primate conservation and anthropogenic influences on the illegal online primate trade in Malaysia. Throughout the year, he takes part in children’s nature education courses as volunteer and facilitator.