Latest ZSL Blogs

Driving through the bush to Chama, the red earth road ahead

As we drive towards Chama, the district we’re visiting, the roads get bumpier and bumpier...

Ruth standing by the small four-seater plane she'd just been flying in

After a night of weird and wonderful sounds coming from just outside the tent (hippos I suspect, as we’re right next to the river), I reluctantly...

Female lion

We set off in our safari vehicle and see a herd of elephants crossing the dried up river in the distance...

Small aircraft on runway

Follow Discovery and Learning officer Ruth Desforges as she travels to a remote part of Zambia.

Lemur at ZSL London Zoo

Get to know our new lemurs a bit better with these fascinating facts.

Black and white ruffed lemur image, Watercolour, bodycolour and pencil. Circa 1829-1831
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A lemur from China!? Celebrating lemurs with the new In with the Lemurs walk-through exhibit opening at ZSL London Zoo starring ring-tailed and...

Chagos beach
by Heather on

Five years ago the largest marine reserve in the world was born.

A Ger on teh Mongolia Steppe

Few words conjure up an image of remote wilderness quite like the word ‘Mongolia’, and for good reason. As the country with the lowest population...

male Asiatic lion relaxing in Gir Forest National Park

Picture the scene: the midday sun beats down hard on the dry grass, as an old male lion lies in the shade of a tree yawning lazily. You’ve...

Max the elephant has a sand bath

Bath time isn't just for humans, as Keeper Katie tells us in her latest blog.

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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.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

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.


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

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.

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.

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.