ZSL London Zoo Aquarium
ZSL London Zoo has had an Aquarium since 1853, and has a fascinating history. Separated into three different halls, which are home to different types of fish, the Aquarium is involved in many different conservation projects and breeding programmes.
There are many exotic, beautiful and even weird fish in the Aquarium, some of which you can learn more about on these pages!
Seahorse breeding programme
ZSL London Zoo Aquarium currently has a variety of breeding programmes in place which aim to help the conservation of endangered fish. One of our main focuses is the breeding of long and short-snouted seahorses.
In 2010, ZSL London Zoo had a record number of short-snouted seahorses born at ZSL London Zoo, with 918 baby seahorses born! Watch this incredible footage and hear from our Curator of Aquarium, Brian Zimmerman. Find out more about seahorses .
Big Fish Tank
In the Aquarium we have a large fish tank with equally large fish inside; these fish have all had to be rescued from owners who didn’t have the appropriate equipment or understanding to look after such fish.
Aquatic ecosystems cover approximately 70 per cent of the earth’s surface and are essential for supporting life on our planet.
ZSL recognises the importance of improving the management and sustainable use of aquatic resources, and has developed a programme of marine and freshwater conservation. We work with local communities and partner organisations in the UK and worldwide.
If you want to know about setting up or maintaining a home aquarium then Aquatics Live is the place to be. With family features and a host of world experts to advise, the show provides a great fishy day out for adults and children! Details and tickets available through www.aquatics-live.com
History of the Aquarium
Tour the Aquarium
See our specially created freshwater environments from the Mekong River to a Mexican springs...
Step in to Hall Two and be dazzled by our coral reef displays which our most colourful fish call home...
Then discover our Amazonian tanks in Hall Three, including the 'flooded rainforest' home to our collection of stingrays...
Exhibition: the Greatest Mystery on Earth
More people have travelled into space than have ventured into the deepest parts of our oceans. Dive down thousands of metres and find out why they represent the last great unexplored habitat on the planet.
Learn how Dr Alex Rogers of the Institute of Zoology goes about exploring the depths. And discover the bizarre characteristics deep sea creatures have evolved to survive miles beneath the surface, including glowing body parts and expandable stomachs.
ZSL London Zoo has the UK's largest collection of living coral. Find out all about coral reefs, their history and the current threats to them.