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Chinese Year of the Snake - Snake Fact File

Our snake keeper Iri gives you a run down of some of the most interesting snakes to be found in the Reptile House at ZSL London Zoo, offering up his 'Snake Score' on each one. Find out which snakes top his list! 

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Two tiger cubs investigate pumpkin

Our three Sumatran tiger cubs, Budi, Cinta and Nakal, celebrated their first...

Beaded Lizard Curious Creatures

This week's Curious Creature is the ancient and mysterious beaded lizard....

Zaire's the gorilla eating her cake

Richard Burr, finalist in this year's Great British Bake Off, bakes a 40th...

Longhorn cowfish Curious Creatures

This week's Curious Creature is the adorable looking longhorn cowfish.

Forest the Kinkajou at Animal Adventures.

Is Forest the kinkajou our cutest animal ever?

Live otter cam

Watch the oriental small-clawed otters live at ZSL London Zoo.

Komodo Dragon

Learn about how we train our amazing Komodo dragons.

Axolotl Curious Creatures

Find out about the ancient and mysterious Axolotl and its amazing powers of...

Video image for Living Planet report 2014

Global wildlife populations have halved in just 40 years according to WWF...

Newborn elephant calf

Watch our baby elephant getting to know his family only a few hours after...

Releasing the mountain chicken frogs in Montserrat

Find out what happened when Critically Endangered mountain chicken frogs...

Baby giraffe looks into the camera

Watch this giraffe calf exploring outside for the first time.

seal survey thames

Conservationists from ZSL have been surveying the increasing number of seals...

Sealion being measured at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo had their work cut out for them as they...

ZSL London Zoo Promo image of melati and tiger cubs with logo

Find out why ZSL London Zoo is the ultimate family day out!

Baby Llama with Beyond The Zoo logo

Find out how our baby llama has been getting on.

Kumbuka at annual weigh in, ZSL London Zoo

The animals at ZSL London Zoo weigh in.

Baby Max

This week we catch up with adorable baby elephant Max to find out how he is...

Penguin chicks graduating onto Penguin Beach.

Go behind the scenes of ITV's 'The Zoo' to see what happened to the adorable...

Keeper Adrian with penguin chick

Watch the trailer for the brand new series of ITV's The Zoo.

baby sloth at feeding time

What's cuter than a baby sloth rolling around in vegetables?

African Bullfrog looking for a name

Our bull frog has moved into his brand new home and now he needs a name.

Tiger cub on a platform in Tiger Territory.

Find out how our tiger cubs are getting on in Tiger Territory.

Pangolin on a tree hugging a branch.

The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of...

baby squirrel monkey

An adorable little new arrival has been brining smiles to visitors at ZSL...

Effie the gorilla on a hot day at ZSL London Zoo.

The gorillas at ZSL London Zoo cool down in the heat by eating ice lollies...

Streak for Tigers

Fearless fundraisers are being invited to unleash their inner animal and...

new female tamandua pops up

A super cute new tamandua, or tree anteater, has arrived at ZSL London Zoo's...

Hippo outside

Holly the baby hippo took advantage of the great summer weather to take her...

ZSL thames eel survey

Find out about how ZSL are monitoring the Critically Endangered European eel...

trio of tiger cubs with Melati

Find out the names of our tiger cubs!

Sloth baby

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed its first ever baby sloth, after a very surprise...

Lucifer health check-up

Lucifer, our male Asian lion, has had a health check-up ahead of his big...

Lions400

Lions400 is the Zoological Society of London's campaign to secure the future...

Close up of a baby lemur

There has been a baby boom on Lemur Island at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with six...

Latte - baby llama 2014

Watch our new baby llamas take their first wobbly steps!

Penguin chicks at ZSL London Zoo

Find out what happens at feeding time for our very demanding yet totally...

Scott the baby elephant playing with easter eggs

Little elephant Scott had a smashing time with his Easter egg enrichment....

Tiger cub's first health check

The tiger cubs get their first health check up and we find out their sexes...

A pygmy goat filmed on Kid Cam at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Hullabazoo Farm.

Get a kids-eye view of our new Hullabazoo Farm.

Puddle the penguin chick goes for first swim in the training pool at ZSL London Zoo

Puddle the penguin chick has swimming lessons.

A child taking part in the Dung Beetle Derby at ZSL London Zoo's Poo at the Zoo event.

Test your Zoo Poo knowledge with our interactive quiz!

Thug the pygmy hippo in his new exhibit

Pygmy hippos Thug and Nicky explore their new home.

Tiger cub outside in Tiger Territory for the first time.

Our three Sumatran tiger cubs tentatively explored Tiger Territory for their...

Tiger cub investigates Cub Cam

We've been rumbled! Watch this inquisitive little tiger cub investigate our...

Melati looks at cub as it opens it eyes at Tiger Territory.

Our Sumatran tiger cubs open their eyes for the first time.

Meet the Rainforest

Find out more about the brand new Meet the Animals experiences launched at...

Cub Cam still of Melati and her cubs in their den at Tiger Territory

Catch up with how the new cubs are getting on!

Miniature donkeys Trevor and Tulip at the Hullabazoo Farm at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

They may be small in size but they have massive personalities!

Tiger cubs feeding with Melati

Sumatran tiger Melati has given birth to three healthy and very playful cubs...

Image of a cheetah for the title still of the Ask A Keeper video

Our expert keeper Phil Curzon answers your questions about cheetahs.

An otter at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Find out how we've trained our otters to get weighed.

Caiman lizard eating a snail at ZSL London Zoo's Reptile House.

Watch our amazing caiman lizard hunting for food.

A baby humbolt penguin chick sits on a blanket at ZSL London Zoo's Penguin Beach

Adorable penguin chick is already proving to be a bit of a demanding diva....

Grant and Koko the chimpanzees play with Valentines Day enrichment at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's chimpanzee's get in the Valentines Day spirit.

The Duke of Cambridge arrives at ZSL and is met by Ralph Armond and Sir Patrick Bateson.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined the United for Wildlife organisations at a...

Close up of a sloth's face in Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo

Learn how we keep our sloths happy here at ZSL London Zoo.

Baby common hippo goes for first swim at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Our new baby hippo makes a big splash!

Photo of Winnie the bear with her keeper, with a background illustration from Winnie the Pooh book.

Learn the fascinating story about the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

Baby macaque with his mum, born at ZSL London Zoo in December 2013

Our adorable baby macaque Dobby gets ready to celebrate his first Christmas...

ZSL London Zoo's meerkats get to grips with politics, as they stamp their...

Prince William and Charles visiting Conservation Science

TRH The Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales meet conservation leaders...

Fire Walk ZSL challenge event

72 brave fire walkers took on the hot coals in front of 172 spectators at...

Volunteers and general public at ZSL London Zoo

Find out more about what it's like to be a volunteer at ZSL.

ZSL London Zoo celebrates first ever birth of spiny-headed tree lizards.

Karishma the elephant painting at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Here are the highlights of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Elephantastic Weekend.

Watch this video to find out more about ZSL London Zoo's disability access...

An elephant being measured by its keeper for the annual weigh-in at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Find out how we measure and weigh the biggest, and smallest, animals in the...

Waxy monkey frog on a weighing spoon during the annual weigh in at ZSL London Zoo.

Zoo keepers have gathered their scales and tape measures as they being the...

Lookout Lodge at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Here are some of the key highlights of ZSL's work during 2012.

Ring tailed lemurs play on a scale model of Hullabazoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Lemurs celebrate the launch of Hullabazoo Adventure Play with their own mini...

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh launches Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo.

Watch HRH The Duke of Edinburgh officially open Tiger Territory.

Come within a whisker of nature's most breathtaking predator.

Fearless fundraisers take on the fire walk.

Harbour Seal in the Thames

Did you know there are seals in the Thames?

Eel being measured conservation survey

Learn about how ZSL are monitoring the critically endangered European eel....

Chagos island

ZSL have teamed up with the ...

Screenshot of first footage of West African seahorse

First ever footage of a little known species of seahorse.

Pygmy sloth climbing

Two ZSL EDGE scientists set out on a population survey of critically...

Jae Jae, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

Find out how ZSL are working to save wild Sumatran tigers.

Pygmy hippo caught on camera trap

This film, shot in Sapo National Park, 2011, is the first to capture a wild...

Sumatran tiger Jae Jae goes for a swim in Tiger Territory at ZSL London Zoo.

Did you know tigers are naturally very good swimmers?

Keeper Angela Ryan with a camel at ZSL London Zoo.

Find out how we are training our camels to use the scales.

A group of penguins at ZSL London Zoo

Can penguins predict the start of summer?

Find out what it's like to be a veterinary nurse in one of the most famous zoos in the country. From giving a check up to a spider monkey to anaesthetising a tiger, our veterinary nurse Joanna has done it all.

Find out what it's like to be a veterinary nurse in one of the most famous...

Jae Jae the Sumatran tiger at ZSL London Zoo

Find out about the enrichment activities we use to keep our tigers...

Penguin Beach Live demonstration

Behind the scenes with Lead Explainer - Ruth Thomas.

A burrowing owl at ZSL Whipsande Zoo

Bob the burrowing owl gets in training for the 100 centimetre sprint at ZSL...

An emperor tamarin at ZSL London Zoo

Get some Movember inspiration from the animal kingdom.

A slender lloris illuminated green in the Rainforest Life exhibit in ZSL London Zoo.

Find out about some of the weird and wonderful creatures that come out after...

Split Screen photo comparing a house cat with Jae Jae the Sumatran tiger.

Find out how much your loveable moggy is like a powerful tiger.

Partula snails getting ready to be released from ZSL London Zoo

Try out your minibeast knowledge with our interactive video quiz!

Baby colobus monkey 2013 at ZSL London Zoo

Get some parenting tips from your favourite animal parents.

Kumbuka the silverback gorilla at ZSL London Zoo

Expert keeper Teague answers your questions about Kumbuka and the other...

Red panda cub at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Our expert keeper Hayley Jakeman answers your questions about red pandas....

Jae Jae, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

Our expert keeper Teague Stubbington answers your questions about tigers....

A close-up of a humboldt penguin at ZSL London Zoo.

Our expert penguin keeper Zuzana answers your questions on penguins.

A Mountain Chicken Frog; Leptodactylus fallax.

Get to know some of our most fascinating and unusual frogs.

Botsman the Amur tiger rolling in the snow at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Here is a 'Fat and Fur' fact file to help you get to know our cold weather...

A seahorse at ZSL London Zoo

Get some dating tips from our seahorses

A zoo keeper counts baby elephant Max at the annual stock take at ZSL Whipsnade Z

Baby elephant Max stole all the attention at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's annual...

Kumbuka looks at sign in Gorilla Kingdom at ZSL London Zoo annual stock take 2013

The animals at ZSL London Zoo line up to be counted in the annual stock take...

Squirrel monkey eating treats from a Christmas Tree enrichment at ZSL London Zoo

Don't you just hate it when a monkey steals all the Christmas tree treats?...

Kumbuka celebrates his birthday at ZSL London Zoo 2013

Kumbuka celebrates his 16th birthday with a party in Gorilla Kingdom.

Lucifer the lion stands next to a Halloween pumpkin at ZSL London Zoo

Watch animals take on pumpkins at ZSL London Zoo.

A ring tailed-lemur plays with a Halloween pumpkin enrichment at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo get stuck into their Halloween treats.

A squirrel monkey plays with a mirror enrichment at ZSL London Zoo

The squirrel monkeys check themselves out in their new mirror.

Cheetah cub looking at birthday cake at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Cheetah Rock

The cheetah cubs make a right mess at their first birthday party

Tammy the Tamandua at ZSL London Zoo.

Find out all about Tammy, our amazing tamandua.

Pygmy Hippo Thug opens his birthday presents at ZSL London Zoo

Thug the pygmy hippo celebrates his 17th birthday.

Sumatran tiger Melati investigates Easter egg enrichment at ZSL London Zoo's Tiger Territory

Tigers Jae Jae and Melati get a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Ring-tailed lemur at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Check out how acrobatic these new lemurs are.

Willow the female giraffe calf at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Say hello to Willow, our beautiful baby giraffe.

Max the baby elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Meet Max, the 22 stone baby elephant calf!

Baby okapi calf Daphne outside at ZSL London Zoo.

Baby Okapi calf Daphne gives her mum the run around.

Baby tapir Adi in his den at ZSL London Zoo.

Cute baby Tapir Adi heads outside for the first time!

Baby penguin chicks Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Meet our adorable new baby penguins Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles.

Baby meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

Two adorable baby meerkats have joined the gang at ZSL London Zoo and are...

Baby Asian rhino Jamil with mother Behan at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Mothers and their new borns get ready to celebrate their first Mother's Day...

One of the cotton-top tamarin twins on his mum's back in the Rainforest Life exhibit at ZSL London Zoo.

Say hello to our cute baby Cotton-top Tamarin twins as these little monkeys...

Lion cubs Heidi and Indie go outside for the first time with mum Abbey at ZSL London Zoo.

Amazing footage of lion cubs Heidi and Indie being born at ZSL London Zoo....

Chimpanzee carrying away Christmas present at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Christmas arrived early for the cheeky chimpanzees at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

A group of otters at ZSL London Zoo

See our otters enjoy their feed in the summer sunshine! 

IoZ staff and students 2013

Find out about the work of the Institute of Zoology in this video.

Asian rhino, from rhinos of Nepal

Rhino house goes green at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Squirrel monkey playing with camera

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A komodo dragon at ZSL London Zoo.

Raja the Komodo Dragon gets a 'wash n go' followed by a New Year's snack of...