We are an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives.

From investigating the health threats facing animals to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, ZSL is committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Our work is realised through our ground-breaking science, our field conservation around the world and engaging millions of people through our two zoos, London Zoo and 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 conservationists, science experts, zookeepers or vets 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.

Office hours

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.


Got a media sales enquiry?

Media sales approaches should please be directed to our planning and buying agency, The Kite Factory.

Email the kite factory 

If you are an agent representing a media personality 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.

Want to film your next production at one of our Zoos?

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

More information on our commercial image library

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

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Meet the ZSL Media Team

Urgent out-of-hours Enquiries

Please note that only calls will be responded to. The text message/whatsapp inbox is not manned for this number.

Rebecca Blanchard

   Rebecca Blanchard ZSL media manager

Media Manager

  • 07889 043 843

Rebecca oversees the our Press Office and ZSL’s consumer publications.

Please get in touch with any queries relating to ZSL, media partnerships with ZSL, broadcast projects and documentaries or if you'd like to find out more about ZSL’s supporter publications, Wild About and The Zoologist or Annual Report and Accounts.

Sophie Teall

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Press Officer - Science and Conservation

  •  07890 039 163

Sophie manages media activity for ZSL's scientific research centre, the Institute of Zoology, and our field conservation projects. If you're looking for world-leading science and conservation experts to provide commentary or share their knowledge and views on the issues affecting wildlife - on topics ranging from biodiversity loss to epidemiology - Sophie will be able to help.

Jonathan Kemeys

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Managing Editor - Publications

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


The ZSL press office is here to help, please get in touch with any one of us. If you have an image request for ZSL, or need information on carrying out any media activity at ZSL, just drop us a line.