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Wildlife conservation may provide safeguard for humans
20 Feb 2008
Protecting areas rich in wildlife from development may have a significant effect in preventing future disease emergence in humans, new research has found.
First known footage of extraordinary desert creature
7 Dec 2007
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s has today released the first known footage of the long-eared jerboa in the wild, an extraordinary mammal found in the deserts of Mongolia and China. The tiny creature looks like a mouse-sized kangaroo with enormous ears. This endangered animal was filmed during a recent ZSL expedition to the Mongolian Gobi desert to track down and assess the species.
Not tonight, deer – the male antelope that refuses sex
29 Nov 2007
A scientist from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) investigating sex secrets of the topi antelope has found that some males are so aggressively pursued by the females to mate that they refuse the advances of previous partners in order to conserve their sperm.
It could be zoo…
4 Oct 2007
Will you be ZSL London Zoo’s millionth visitor? ZSL London Zoo is preparing to welcome its millionth visitor this year – for the first time in eight years.
Corncrake breeding tops century!
4 Sep 2007
More than 100 rare birds bred at Whipsnade for reintroduction to wild.
Yangtze River dolphin declared extinct
8 Aug 2007
An international team of scientists have concluded that the Yangtze River dolphin or baiji is now extinct following comprehensive surveys of its habitat. This represents the first extinction of a large vertebrate for more than fifty years and the only species of cetacean (whale, dolphin or porpoise) ever to be driven to extinction by human activity. The paper, lead-authored by Dr Sam Turvey of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), is published in the Royal Society’s journal Biology Letters.
Sunshine after the rain at ZSL London Zoo
7 Aug 2007
Two more animals for the ‘ark in the park’ after heavy rains, Two birds living in separate enclosures at ZSL London Zoo laid eggs simultaneously after nine unfruitful years – and keepers believe the occurrence was triggered by the recent downpours.
New stallion is the “mane” attraction at Whipsnade
31 Jul 2007
Size really doesn’t matter if you’re the only stallion with three mares to choose from. That’s the lucky position little Nikki finds himself in at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
New hope for Attenborough’s lost species
16 Jul 2007
Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have discovered that Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi), thought by many biologists to be extinct, is alive and living in the Cyclops Mountains of Papua (New Guinea). The echidna is known to scientists from a single museum specimen dating from 1961.
Once a cheetah always a cheater
30 May 2007
Female cheetahs are regularly unfaithful to their male partners, researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have found.
New hope in midst of Russian big cat crisis
4 May 2007
The Russian Government has announced a raft of new measures to save the Amur leopard (_Panthera pardus orientalis_), the world’s most endangered big cat, from extinction. The announcement came following action by numerous conservation organisations, including AMUR, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IFAW, urging for increased protection of the species.
Coral sex gets conservationists excited
30 Apr 2007
A bit of coral sex at ZSL London Zoo’s aquarium has got conservationists hot under the collar this week.
Brush up your Knowledge of the wild
8 Mar 2007
Straight past the giraffes, left at the otters and a quick shortcut past the kangaroos…not your typical journey across London.
Successful release of rare mountain gazelles
6 Mar 2007
ZSL is delighted to announce the successful release of a group of captive bred Idmi, or Mountain, gazelles in Saudi Arabia. This project is particularly significant as it is the first successful release for the species in over ten years.
P-p-p-pick up a penguin on Myspace.com…
13 Feb 2007
One of London Zoo’s penguins is making history by riding the wave of technology to find a mate this Valentines Day.
Global warming will catastrophically impact Antarctic species
12 Feb 2007
Senior Zoological Society of London (ZSL) scientist Dr Alex Rogers will this evening (13th February 2007) explain the threat that climate change poses to a wide range of Antarctic species.
ZSL to mount “operation red ant”
30 Jan 2007
Stricken ant to be reintroduced to Britain’s heaths. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has been awarded almost £50,000 to save a rare species of ant from imminent extinction in England.
ZSL uses tiny “Oyster cards” to track wasps
24 Jan 2007
Female wasps have been fitted with mini “Oyster card” style tags so scientists can track their movements between nests.
Saving the world’s weirdest creatures
16 Jan 2007
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is today (16th January 2007) launching a new programme to protect some of the world’s most bizarre and unusual animals, many of which are being completely ignored by current international conservation efforts.
ZSL calls for wildlife-friendly timber certification
9 Jan 2007
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is calling on the timber trade to ensure their logging practices are wildlife friendly as well as sustainable.
Virgin births at London Zoo
21 Dec 2006
Four Komodo dragons hatched at London Zoo earlier this year were the result of parthenogenesis, it emerges this week.
Killing kites with kindness
13 Dec 2006
Shakespeare’s red kites facing a second battle for survival. Red kites are being killed with kindness by well-meaning bird lovers feeding them potentially harmful food.
Unprecedented loss of Mongolian mammals
12 Dec 2006
The first comprehensive Red Lists for Mongolian mammals and fish were today launched at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which evidence catastrophic declines for most of the large mammals and an uncertain future for many fish.
Unique seamount ecosystems destroyed by trawling
15 Nov 2006
At a scientific meeting held on the (14th November 2006) the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) revealed startling new evidence that deep-sea trawling was destroying seamount ecosystems which are home to an astonishing diversity of species, many of which are new to science.
London Zoo successfully breeds ‘extinct’ Mexican dove
30 Oct 2006
Bird keepers at London Zoo are delighted to have bred a dove that died out in the wild three decades ago. It’s a first for the zoo and keepers hope it will mark a change in fortunes for the beleaguered bird.
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