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Hainan gibbons

A new report outlining the steps needed to save the Hainan gibbon from extinction has been published by a team of scientists led by ZSL.

James Bond hutia (c) Jose Nunez-Mino/The Last Survivors project

Scientists have named a new species of rodent after ornithologist James Bond, who was also the inspiration for the world's most famous spy.

Chacma baboons grooming each other. Image by Alecia Carter.

Baboons in large troops spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves, according to a new study.

Megalomys desmarestii

An extinct group of giant Caribbean rats are giving scientists an insight into the impacts of human activities on island-dwelling species.

Patricia Brekke in the field

Patricia Brekke is a research fellow at the Institute of Zoology. She describes studying the rare hihi in New Zealand.

Jon Bielby and Sir David Attenborough

Jon Bielby is a research fellow in the Institute of Zoology.

Chinese Giant Salamander

New research led by ZSL shows that Chinese giant salamander farms threaten wild salamander populations instead of supporting their conservation....

Boophis luteus frog in Madagascar

Devastating chytrid fungus responsible for massive declines of amphibian populations around the world is found on isolated Madagascar.

Cheetah Camera Trap Image

New research into the critically endangered Saharan cheetah establishes it as one of the world’s rarest large cats

Orconectes australis (Southern Cave Crayfish). Photo: Guenter Schuster

The results of a global assessment, led by scientists from the Zoological Society of London and University College London, have revealed that...