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Animal Art Workshop

Blog about the fantastic Animal Art workshop that ran August 2015 at ZSL London Zoo

Lubetkin penguin pool

Hans-Ulrich Obrist chooses the Lubetkin penguin pool for his feature in new book 'London Burning: Portraits from a Creative City'

Helen MacDonald with buzzard

Helen MacDonald speaks at ZSL London Zoo about her book H is for Hawk and birds of prey.

Benthic scene

Dr Chris Yesson reports back from a symposium on the benefits of deep sea habitat.

Oil palm plantation

Our need for food is always on the increase – how can we grow enough and still allow space for nature? Alexis Hatto looks at the issues.

hammerhead sharks

Behind the scenes of the first ever shark conservation program in Japanese waters, exploring the elusive world of the scalloped hammerhead shark...

Sacred ibis in the Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo's iconic Snowdon Aviary turns 50 this year. We take a look at the genius behind the structure.

ZSL Mongolia Summer Field Course 2015 Camp Site

Every year ZSL Mongolia holds a summer field course on the beautiful Mongolian steppe. We share the highlights from the latest trip.

Black and white historic photograph of greater one horned rhinoceros
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Greater one horned rhinoceros celebrations - featuring one of the oldest photographs in ZSL Library

Oil palm plantation, image (c) Sophia Gynch
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How is supply and demand for food impacting on the natural world?

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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.

Asia Conservation Program

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

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.

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.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

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.

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.

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.