Latest ZSL Blogs

The Aqua-vivaria, or fish house, circa 1875, the world's first public aquarium.
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ZSL London Zoo’s `Fish House’ opened in May 1853, it was revolutionary for its time, the possibility of making tanks from large sheets of plate...

Katie and Jan's Wedding at ZSL London Zoo

Find out about animal lovers Jan and Katie's stunning wedding at ZSL London Zoo.

Hiking in dive gear

I began my field trip to Scotland by breathlessly running for the sleeper train at Euston, having forgotten the departure time. Our trip ended...

Cheetah catches a male Thomson's gazelle
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Predator-prey interaction is one of the most important relationships in nature. How is it affected by differences in individuals?

A Mountain Chicken Frog; Leptodactylus fallax.

To celebrate Mountain Chicken Frog Day this year and raise awareness about this fabulous amphibian, ZSL worked together to make a large mountain...


Protecting the health of your garden wildlife this autumn.

Dave Goulson - Bumblebee

Author and Bumblebee expert Professor Dave Goulson visits ZSL London Zoo to talk about bees as part of the Authors for Animals programme.

Edward the Baby Sloth

Hubbub group visits ZSL London Zoo to collaborate on the last Authors for Animals event of 2015

Whipsnade map 1939
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Whipsnade Zoo - some interesting questions….

Article by Paul Wilson.

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Blue Throated Macaws

On the 15th July on a cloudy evening, writer, journalist and campaigner George Monbiot came and spoke at ZSL London Zoo penguin beach as part of...

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Artefact of the month

Every month one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the month.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lense of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.