Media Centre

A ZSL London Zoo keeper is filmed for an interview whilst a camera woman, wearing headphones, watches

Welcome to the media centre for the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our ground-breaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 70 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Here you will find:

Downloadable images and press packs 

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Student photography request form

Meet the ZSL Media Team

Thomas Jennings Senior Press Officer, Science and Conservation

0207 449 6246

Kate John

Press Officer, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

01582 871 303

Rhiannon Bates

VIP Liaison and Press Officer

0207 449 6361

Holly Bestley Specialist Media Press Officer

0207 449 6288

Nicola Kelly Publications Officer

0207 449 6241

Urgent out-of-hours Enquiries Press Office

07889 043 843


For commercial filming and photography enquiries, please email


For enquiries about marketing and advertising, please contact Arena Media on: 020 7182 6400

Please note:

These numbers are for media enquiries only and not general zoo enquiries.

For ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo general enquiries contact 0344 225 1826.

As ZSL is a charitable organisation, we do not issue press passes. Visits to ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are by prior arrangement only.

All six Philippine crocodiles - first UK bred.

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The press office is open from 9.00-5.30 Monday to Friday.

For urgent out-of-hours enquiries email or call 07889 043 843.