Latest ZSL Blogs

zookeeper stands smiling in front of flamingos at London Zoo
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Being a zookeeper is an extraordinary commitment – and takes dedication and passion which we’re certain you’ll agree, each of these guys...

Pomacea bridgessi © Emily Watson

The conservation status of the world's freshwater molluscs

By Monika Böhm...

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From Thursday 10 Sept, we are introducing a trial where Members, Fellows and Patrons no longer need to book for weekday off-peak visits. Pre-...

Oliver Gilmartin's winning colouring competition entry
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We’re delighted to announce the winners of our colouring competition in spring Wild About magazine. Congratulations to Oliver and Nina, and thank...

A seal swimming in the Thames, with its head poking out of the water
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We’ve compiled a few fun facts about some of the amazing animals that call the Thames home.

Pair of parakeets peeking out of a tree
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Wildlife is all around us in London, from foxes streaking through our streets at night, to sociable sparrows chattering away all morning. During...

ZSL London Zoo Rainforest Mural
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More and more of us Londoners are looking for things to do on staycation in our local area this summer. Animal lovers throughout the city will be...

Picture of an elephant and calf in the night walking in the forest
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Gib Thampitak, ZSL's Elephant and Community Officer based in Kanchanaburi, Thailand shares how the team carried on field and community work during...

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We love London. As a bunch of Londoners ourselves we know our city is full of weird and wonderful people - from coffee loving hipsters, to art-...

An ornate found in London's Regents Park
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In these strange times we all want to make the most of our freedom and get out and about in the fresh air while staying as safe as possible. For...

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

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.

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

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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).

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.