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 CommercialFilming@zsl.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the ZSL Media Team
Urgent out-of-hours Enquiries
- Press.Office @ zsl.org
- 07889 043 843
Rebecca.Blanchard @ zsl.org
0207 449 6236
Rebecca oversees the ZSL press office and ZSL’s consumer publications.
Please get in touch with queries relating to ZSL, media partnerships with ZSL, broadcast projects or ZSL’s publications.
Senior Press Officer, ZSL’s Science and Field Conservation
Tom.Jennings @ zsl.org
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.
Press Officer, ZSL London Zoo
Tina.Campanella @ zsl.org
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.
Press Officer, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Kate.John @ zsl.org
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.
Press Officer, Fundraising and Commercial
Stephanie.Deas @ zsl.org
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, zsl.org/shop and all experiences at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, including overnight stays, Keeper for a Day and Friendly Spider Programme.
Press Officer, ZSL Discovery and Learning and Specialist Media
Holly.Bestley @ zsl.org
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 @ zsl.org
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.
PR and Publications Assistant
Hollie.Tye @ zsl.org
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.