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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...

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...

Turtle; Coral; Reef; Chagos

Decompression sickness, also known as the bends, has been diagnosed for the first time in sea turtles.

European newt  salamander

A skin-eating fungal disease brought to Europe by humans now poses a major threat to native salamanders and newts, scientists have warned.

African Lionesses (Panthera leo) with their cubs aged 3-6 months walking along a track

Wildlife's continued decline highlights the urgent need for sustainable solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on our natural resources.

Barn Owl

Twenty four leading scientists have signed an open letter in the journal Nature calling for changes to the government’s proposed Infrastructure...