Meet the animals - ZSL London Zoo
Meet some of the most popular animals that you can expect to encounter on your visit to ZSL London Zoo
Find out facts about the animals, including where they live, what they eat and whether they are endangered in the wild (their IUCN status).
ZSL's work, not only at our Zoos but also in our Institute of Zoology and field conservation programmes, looks into these species and identifies ways to help them in their own habitats.
A complete list of all animals held at ZSL London Zoo can be found here: ZSL animal inventory
Mammals - African hunting dog
African hunting dogs are social, communally hunting carnivores, which live in small cohesive packs.
Birds - Blackfooted penguin
Penguins spend nine months at sea and return to land only to breed and moult. This species is threatened by oil pollution and reduction of food supply due to overfishing.
Invertebrates - Moon jellyfish
Adult moon jellyfish are easily recognisable by the four horseshoe-shaped reproductive organs which are visible through the top of the bell.
Reptiles, amphibians and fish - Komodo dragon
Komodo dragons have saliva laced with deadly bacteria. Having ambushed their prey, they often wait for the animal to die from the infections caused by the wounds.