Latest ZSL Blogs

Ana standing by the petroglyphs at Down Rope
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I had heard there are rock engravings left on the island by Polynesians before the mutineers arrived, but to get there you have to go down a very...

First UK Bred Philippine crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis)

Luke Harding, Reptile Keeper at ZSL London Zoo, embarked on a field trip to the Philippines to understand the current conservation efforts for the...

Ana and Pirate Pawl
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Pirates on Pitcairn! Fortunately for me, Pirate Pawl is a friendly fellow.

Ana eating some fruit
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Trying out all the amazing food in Pitcairn is something I've been looking forward to very much!

Ana looking down towards Adamstown just as Fletcher Christian once did!
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Scrambling over rocks and climbing up and down hills has its rewards...

Ana looking at native plants
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There are so many exciting walks to explore on Pitcairn - I’ll have to attempt to walk them all (even the difficult ones!)

Ana and the cannon from the Bounty
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The blood of the mutineers still runs strong...

Finally arrived on Pitcairn Island
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After two long days on the Claymore vessel and thousands of miles from where we last saw land, I can finally see land again! We have made it to...

On board the Claymore II with the island of Pitcairn in the background.
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Black pearls and copious amounts of cake, I'm making the most of my journey to Pitcairn!

Boarding the aeroplane to Mangareva.
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Travelling to the island of Pitcairn is far from a simple journey. It involves planes, a boat and a couple of days at sea. But there are lots of...

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

ZSL London Zoo

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


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. Armed with nothing more than a camera and some factor 60 suncream, he will share with you his adventures in the Caribbean as he follows ZSL's work with this endangered amphibean. 

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.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, to the analysis, catch up with the scientists at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, our world-renowned research centre working at the cutting edge of conservation biology.

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.