Did you know that tapirs are related to horses and rhinoceroses? The Malayan tapir, or Asian tapir, is one of four species and is native to tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Habitat loss is a big threat for this shy mammal, especially large scale conversion of lowland forest to oil palm plantations. It is endangered and listed as part of the ZSL EDGE of Existence Programme, which highlights and protects the world’s most Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered species.
On World Tapir Day, help us raise awareness about this unique species and the threats it faces, and find out how ZSL is working with the palm oil industry for a sustainable future: www.zsl.org/palmoil #WorldTapirDay
Why are penguins black and white? To celebrate World Penguin Day, here's five facts you didn't know about Humbolt penguins... #WorldPenguinDay
Do you know an animal-mad 8-10 year old? Help them explore their passion for wildlife with a rare insight into life around the Zoo!
Our Junior Zoo Academy is a two-day programme available at both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which includes animal challenges, games, talks and keeper experiences. Find out more and book a course:
We're celebrating #EarthDay2017 at ZSL by hosting Day Three of the Conservation Optimism Summit!
If you're visiting ZSL London Zoo today, help us celebrate positive thinking in conservation and join us for hands-on workshops, panel discussions and film screenings. Find out more about the day's activities on our website and join in the conservation using #ConservationOptimism.
We're wishing HM The Queen, Royal Patron of ZSL, a very happy 91st birthday! Here she is feeding Donna the elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for the opening of the brand new Centre for Elephant Care.
Environmental Campaigner and TV Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, recognises the importance of sharing inspiring conservation stories and not being bogged down in doom and gloom. He’s supporting the Conservation Optimism Summit, a three-day event from 20-22 April highlighting conservation accomplishments.
Walk for wildlife through the beautiful Chilterns countryside this June!
Brand new for 2017, the ZSL Whipsnade Walk is a 5.5 mile route perfect for families, starting at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Sign up today to secure your place and start your fundraising to help us ensure that we all continue to live in a world #WithWildlife.
The River Thames is home to an often unexpected array of wildlife, and ZSL is working to conserve and enhance this biodiverse ecosystem. Could you help us?
We're recruiting citizen scientist volunteers to support our vital conservation work in London's rivers. Whether you can help for a few hours, days or months, there are a range of projects for you to get involved with throughout the year. Find out how you can volunteer: www.zsl.org/thamesvolunteering
Enjoy a wild day out at ZSL London Zoo this Easter to learn more about our incredible species.