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Great crested newt - image by Mihai Leu

ZSL is urging amphibian owners to help stop the spread of a new strain of chytrid fungus which has reached captive newts and salamanders in the UK...

Male Hihi bird

ZSL research has revealed the importance of single bachelor males in small, threatened populations.

Dr. Monika Bohm works in the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL's Institute of Zoology. She tells us how she was inspired at a young age by a...

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 has been a scientist at the Institute of Zoology based at London Zoo for 10 years. She talks bird matchmaking and career tips in...

Jon Bielby and Sir David Attenborough

Jon Bielby works in the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) based at London Zoo. This British Science Week, he talks...

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.