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Elvers caught in our traps on the river Roding
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The conservation of the critically endangered European eel has been a primary focus of ZSL’s Estuaries and Wetlands conservation team for a number...

Amur tiger cub with mum Naya at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Keep up-to-date with the progress of our Amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Satellite tagged turtle released. DG, BIOT. Nicole Esteban
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After a hugely successful sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT),...

aedes aegypti mosquito
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While health measures such as mosquito controls and trade restrictions are taken during disease outbreaks, scientists from ZSL’s (Zoological...

Matt G presenting at CITES Geneva
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Dr Matthew Gollock, ZSL Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programme Manager

One of the joys of working for ZSL is that it...

Tiger F-07 with cubs in Parsa Wildlife Reserve
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What better way to celebrate World Tiger Day than with news of brand new tiger cubs born in an area where, until recently, there had been no sign...

2018 22 July. Recovery from Nelson's Island with the BPV in the background. Nelsons Island, BIOT. Pete Carr.jpg
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The bird team have packed up and been collected from Nelson’s Island. As they come to the end of their time in the British Indian Ocean...

Red kite with chicks
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Shifting baseline syndrome is a social phenomenon that capitalises upon our human tendency to perceive current conditions against a small set of...

Joe Pecorelli describes the incredible life cycle of the European Eel to students, explaining why it’s his favourite fish and showing them a photograph of a glass eel.
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Scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have streamed their first ever LIVE science session to a...

Partula snail at ZSL London Zoo
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On 26 August 2018 it will be 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail in the HMS Endeavour from Plymouth. Did you know there is a direct...

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ZSL London Zoo

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

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Do you love wildlife? Discover more about our amazing animals at the UK's biggest zoo!


We're working around the world to conserve animals and their habitats, find out more about our latest achievements.


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


A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL is never dull! The team tell us all about the exciting sessions for school children, as well as work further afield.

Working for Wildlife

Ever wondered what a typical day as a zookeeper looks like, or what it's like to be a videographer at ZSL? Now you can find out!

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.

Wild About Magazine

Read extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

ZSL Shop

Get updates on our latest ranges, be the first to hear about special offers, and find the perfect gift for animal lovers!

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos archipelago is a rare haven for marine biodiversity. Hear from the team about our projects to protect the environments in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).

Nelson's Island Expedition

ZSL Institute of Zoology researchers are embarking on an exciting fieldwork expedition to Nelson’s Island in the Chagos Archipelago. Throughout the month, the team will share their research and experiences on an uninhabited tropical island!

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.