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The old farmhouse in the middle of Skomer

106 years ago, a disease of Manx shearwaters (confusingly: Puffinus puffinus) was observed for the first time on the island of Skomer off...

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Garden Wildlife Health is a national project to investigate the health of British garden wildlife and to identify disease threats as they arise....

Sampling platform fitted with underwater camera.
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Taylor Gorham, Masters Student at Imperial College London and the Institute of Zoology, has just returned from a marine research expedition to...

Toad carcasses investigated by the Garden Wildlife Health team.
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Reports of several unexplained amphibian mass mortalities, followed by the death of more than 50 starlings on a busy stretch of road; these are...

After a total of 12 months in the Solomon Islands my PhD fieldwork is complete! The last stint was a rainy 8 months, but now safely back in the UK...

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Since 2005, I have coordinated the Garden Bird Health initiative, a research project to help us learn more about the diseases that affect garden...


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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.