The Zoo: episode 2
Mum-to-be Asian elephant Karishma is one of the stars of episode two of 'The Zoo'. Here keeper Rob talks about his close bond with her :
Not so elephantastic wild
In Thailand their status is particularly dire. Barely 1,500 survive in the wild, with twice that number in captivity, but neither number is assured.
Enter our very own dragon's den and find out more about Komodo dragons
Vets in action
Whether treating a white rhino for tooth decay or pioneering artificial insemination for Sumatran tigers, ZSL's Veterinary Services department is at the heart of our commitment to animal welfare and conservation.
Spot a TV star
Meet the real stars of 'The Zoo', the animals. Visitors to our Zoos can get up close to our animals, including the lions, Komodo dragons and elephants. Buying tickets in advance online is the fastest and cheapest way to get into the Zoo.
Adopt a famous dragon
Fans of the show can even adopt its stars: Asian elephant Karishma or even Raja the Komodo dragon.
How far do you go for your job?
Whether its sleeping over for an imminent arrival or early starts for Komodo dragon introductions, our teams are very dedicated to the animals they look after.
Has the show inspired you? Step into keeper's shoes in our Keeper for a Day experience
How breeding programmes work
Support our work
Just £50 can employ local field staff for a week, or provide a month’s vet checks and health care for half our penguin group. You can help continue this vital work by: