Did you know, lions can sleep for up to 20 hours a day? We hope you're having a lazy Sunday too!
We're delighted to report that ZSL's flagship site in Nepal, Parsa Wildlife Reserve, has now been upgraded to a National Park! This is an enormously significant step for the effective conservation of species like the Bengal tiger.
An ‘extinct’ deer has been born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!
The Père David’s deer was once found in grasslands of China, but habitat loss and hunting threatened the population, and it was declared extinct in the wild in 2008.
Fortunately, a number of animals had been sent to zoos across Europe as back-up populations. By breeding them at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, we are helping to conserve a species that might otherwise be lost forever.
This Saturday, experience the magic of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as the sun goes down - for one night only!
From fascinating animal talks and feeds to live music and towering stilt walkers, Sunset Safari is not to be missed!
It's World Giraffe Day! We're LIVE at ZSL London Zoo with the world's tallest mammal and keeper, Amy. Find out all about these incredible animals and the threats they face in the wild. Don't forget to post your questions in the comments!
Grass snakes are commonly found throughout England and Wales, but they could be facing a growing threat from a fungal skin disease which has already contributed to deaths of snakes in North America.
ZSL led on a collaborative study, which has identified the disease in British grass snakes for the first time. Symptoms include skin lesions, scabs and crusty scales.
The disease hasn’t been seen outside of the United States before now, and we’re calling for further research to fully understand the significance to Europe’s wild snake populations.
Is the seahorse the best Dad of the animal kingdom?
Seahorses are one of the only species where the male gives birth to the young! The female can pass as many as 250 eggs into her partner’s pouch where he will fertilise and incubate them before going into labour.
It’s hard to imagine that the beautiful Sumatran tiger is critically endangered in the wild, with a population of only around 300 remaining.
But with your help, we're working to conserve the species and its habitat. Could you streak for tigers? www.zsl.org/streak
Giant tortoises are usually associated with the Galápagos Islands, but fossil evidence has revealed that they were once widespread across the northern Caribbean too.
A ZSL-led study has found that the island of Hispaniola, which is today divided between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, was once home to a species of giant tortoise that is now extinct.