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Welcome to the ZSL Media Centre

Founded in 1826, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) 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 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

The press office is here to help with any media enquiries relating to ZSL, from facilitating filming and photography to putting you in touch with one of our world-leading conservation experts for interviews or comment.

We are always happy to discuss all ideas and make recommendations, so please direct any media queries to a member of the press team – all of our contact details are outlined below.

If you are working with a celebrity or high-profile individual who would like to support a ZSL campaign, event or project, we'd love to hear from you. Please email the relevant member of the team below, depending on what they would like to work with us on. 

For more information on ZSL please download the ZSL press pack here.

ZSL’s iconic Zoos and historic venues have made perfect backdrops for many films, photography shoots and television programmes. Commercial film shoots incur a location fee, and if you are looking to use any of ZSL’s venues or locations, seeking to reproduce a ZSL-owned image or conduct research for a project that is not about the work of ZSL, please email

Please note: the ZSL Press Office is unable to assist with general queries. For information on Zoo opening times, or booking tickets and experiences, please email


Meet the ZSL Media Team

Urgent out-of-hours Enquiries


Tom Jennings
Tom Jennings
Senior Press Officer, ZSL’s Science and Field Conservation
Tom.Jennings @
0207 449 6246

Tom looks after all media activity for our international scientific research led by ZSL Institute of Zoology and ZSL’s conservation programmes in the UK and more than 50 countries worldwide.

Tina Campanella
Tina Campanella
Press Officer, ZSL London Zoo
Tina.Campanella @
0207 449 6643

Tina looks after media activity for ZSL London Zoo, from new exhibits to new arrivals, and everything in between.

Tina is also managing editor for the ZSL London Zoo community newsletter.

If you’ve got a request about ZSL London Zoo or the newsletter, please contact Tina.

Kate John

Kate John
Press Officer, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Kate.John @
01582 871 303

Kate looks after media activity for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, from new exhibits to new arrivals, and everything in between.

Kate is in the office every day except Thursday.

If you’ve got a request about ZSL Whipsnade Zoo please contact Kate.

Stephanie Deas
Stephanie Deas

Press Officer, Fundraising and Commercial
Stephanie.Deas @
0207 449 6361

Stephanie looks after all media for ZSL’s charitable activities – from our packed schedule of fundraising events and fundraising campaigns.

Steph also manages media activity for ZSL’s catering, retail  outlet,  and all experiences at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, including overnight stays, Keeper for a Day and Friendly Spider Programme. 

Holly Bestley
Holly Bestley
Press Officer, ZSL Discovery and Learning and Specialist Media 
Holly.Bestley @
0207 449 6288

Holly also works with specialist media outlets with a focus on ZSL’s science, conservation and horticulture activity. 

Holly also looks after all media activity for ZSL’s Discovery and Learning team, including formal education sessions and school visits.

Jonathan Kemeys
Jonathan Kemeys
Publishing Officer
Jonathan.Kemeys @
0207 449 6241

Jonathan is managing editor of ZSL’s consumer publications.

Please get in touch for queries about ZSL’s magazine and guidebooks, or any other publication ideas.

Jonathan is also managing editor for The Zoologist, ZSL’s Fellows’ newsletter, and compiles ZSL’s Annual Reports and Accounts. 

Hollie Tye
Hollie Tye
PR and Publications Assistant
Hollie.Tye @
0207 449 6247

Hollie works across ZSL’s press and publications department, supporting all activity.

Please get in touch if you have an image request for ZSL, or need information on carrying out any media activity at ZSL. 





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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.


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