Today, Kenya is planning the largest ivory and rhino horn burn in history to remove it from the illegal trade system. Poaching and illegal wildlife trade is threatening the survival of some of our most amazing species.
190 years ago this week the Zoological Society of London was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles for the advancement of zoological science. Since April 1826 there have been many incredible milestones along the way, from opening the world’s very first aquarium to discovering new species like the okapi.
Now an international scientific, conservation and educational charity, ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
Join us at our next free science and conservation event: "Big-ocean commitments in the UK Overseas Territories".
At this event, our expert speakers will be examining the UK's commitments to marine protection in our overseas territories and what needs to be done for the UK to become the world leader in marine stewardship.
Looking back in the archives to the arrival of the first ever giraffes at ZSL London Zoo in 1836.
On 30th April, Kenya will make a huge statement against the poaching and trafficking of endangered elephants and rhinos. It will burn its entire stockpile of seized ivory to remove them from the illegal trade permanently.
Find out how you can get involved and #Tweet4elephants in this blog by ZSL's Kenya Country Manager, Chris Gordon.
The Zoological Society of London would like to wish HM Queen Elizabeth a very happy 90th birthday.
HM The Queen is our Royal Patron and she is pictured here opening ZSL London Zoo's Clore Pavilion for Small Mammals with Prince Philip in 1967, on one of her many visits to the Zoo.
To celebrate her 90th birthday, ZSL London Zoo has curated a special exhibition showcasing our history with Her Majesty, which you can visit at the East Tunnel of the Zoo from this weekend until October 2016.
When investigating the behaviour of a group of baboons, researchers found something surprising. In this BBC footage you can see that the baboons formed an orderly queue for access to food, probably according to their social hierarchy, with the dominant males eating first. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36086332
The study was carried out as part of the ZSL Tsaobis Baboon Project, a long term field project in Namibia which is now in its 17th year, learning about the behaviour, ecology, genetics, and health of the Tsaobis baboons.
Did you know... ZSL co-manages the Garden Wildlife Health initiative investigating the threats facing animals found in British gardens? Report the death or illness of garden birds, amphibians, reptiles and hedgehogs to help our scientists learn more about the risks to native wildlife and help inform conservation action.