Latest ZSL Blogs

Mr Darcy the emu at ZSL London Zoo
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Keeper Tegan has turned to some of ZSL London Zoo's favourite flappers to bring you some helpful advice on getting through lockdown.

Photo of two Sihek birds sat on a branch

Dr Amanda Trask, Dr Donal Smith, and Dr John Ewen discuss the challenges around recovering Extinct in the Wild species ahead of their upcoming...

sharks on blue background

New research published by scientists at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology is helping to reveal the mysterious movements of sharks

thermal image of an elephant
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ZSL’s Zoo Research Officer Lewis Rowden and conservation technology specialist Alasdair Davies explain how the elephants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are...

Wild chinese giant salamander
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The world’s largest amphibian is the Chinese giant salamander. These impressive animals can grow to more than 1.8 m in length and are...

Two puffins are photographed among the grass.

Following on from ZSL's recent online event '...

A scaly Philippine Pangolin

Did you watch yesterday's Wild Lunch Wednesdays event with ZSL researcher...

ZSL vet Taina Strike
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Vet Taina Strike talks about her life caring for the animals at ZSL London Zoo

Zookeeper with an okapi
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To celebrate National Apprentice Week, we asked ZSL’s Joe Bostock-Jones, 25, to tell us a bit more about what life is like as an apprentice...

A sunset at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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As the sun sets on yet another term of relentless home-schooling, homeworking and dragging yourself through hour after hour of indoor exercise, it...

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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.

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.