Latest ZSL Blogs

Charlotte Coales presents the first noise of ZSL Animal Noise Bingo at The Southbank

ZSL Arts & Culture project delivers Animal Noise Bingo at The Southbank Centre

Virunga National Park Ranger Andre Bauma, meets a keeper at the okapi enclosure at ZSL London Zoo.

Oscar-nominated VIRUNGA is a ground-breaking documentary highlighting a major issue: if we can't protect UNESCO natural World Heritage sites,...

A komodo dragon roaring at ZSL London Zoo

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Chagos barracuda school

Phil Hosegood, oceanographer, shares his trip so far.

Pacific Marlin patrol vessel Chagos

Daniel Fernando shares his time researching mantas for the Manta Trust

A bird examination  - Chagos
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Pete Carr, resident ornithologist, shares his experience in Chagos.

Cheetah Camera Trap Image
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Sarah Durant on surveying cheetahs in south central Algeria

Diana first Pygmy hippo at ZSL London Zoo in 1913
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We are celebrating the birth of a pygmy hippo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Boxing Day by featuring a photograph of ZSL's first pygmy hippopotamus,...

Underwater in Chagos

Dr Kimberley Hallam, Expedition Medic, shares her Chagos experiences.

Whale Shark

Experience a day in the life of our marine biologist - Marjorie Cattaneo.

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ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

Okapi conservation blog

ZSL carried out the first range-wide conservation status review of the okapi. Read updates from the field.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.

Artefact of the month

Every month one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the month.

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lense of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.