It’s International Sloth Day! Did you know we're working to protect the smallest sloth in existence by teaming up with sloths twice their size at ZSL London Zoo?
With only around 100 pygmy sloths thought to be left in the wild they are critically endangered and conservation including tracking their movements and behaviour is crucial to their survival.
It's a process made possible with special technology first tested with our two-toed sloths at ZSL London Zoo. Find out more from behind-the-scenes of our pygmy sloth conservation work:
Over the past two years, ZSL has been studying a curious fish that smells of cucumber called the smelt with the help of our amazing citizen scientists. WATCH:
The okapi is a slightly smaller, shyer, equally beautiful cousin of the giraffe that lives deep within the dense forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It was first discovered by the western world by a ZSL fellow in 1901, in the very same spot where it was first caught on camera over 100 years later. Since then we have put together the first ever long term conservation strategy to protect this wonderfully peculiar species, and today we’re celebrating all of these firsts, on the first ever #WorldOkapiDay!
Help us celebrate and find out more from our work to protect this fantastic creature:
Did you know the Thames Estuary is home to a number of marine mammals such as harbour seals, grey seals, harbour porpoises and pilot whales?
Next time you're on the river's edge and spot one of these beautiful animals, report it using our online interactive map so ZSL conservationists can continue to protect these charismatic creatures: http://sites.zsl.org/inthethames/
Meet Pap and Tor, two of our dedicated conservation scientists working in Thailand to monitor tiger populations in one of their last remaining strongholds in Southeast Asia.
Our anti-poaching camera traps have captured rare shots of some of the world’s most wonderful wild animals, what do you think?
You can get these pictures sent from our camera traps directly to your phone as they're taken by downloading our FREE InstantWild app from the App Store.
The future is brighter for wildlife the world over when conservation gets techy
From robots to games and revolutionary apps, the UK’s first ever Zoohackathon at ZSL saw coders and conservationists unite in a spectacular 48 hour collaboration to develop cutting-edge technological solutions to tackle the illegal wildlife trade.
The winning tech team is putting conservation at the fingertips of holiday makers by educating travellers about the illegal trade as they book their trips, an idea they have been awarded £2,000 to create with the support of our expert resident tech teams.