Latest ZSL Blogs

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Red-thighed horned tree frog
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Ben Tapley, ZSL’s Curator of Herpetology, describes the discovery of a new frog species in Vietnam.

coral garden; Chagos; pristine; reference site; climate change
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Can anything be done to preserve coral reefs?

Nsangue-Ponta temporary reserve opening
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Ana Pinto, from the Conservation Programmes team at ZSL, shares recent exciting news from the Our Sea Our Life (OSOL) project

Researchers of chimps often locate animals using the sound of the primate’s farts
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ZSL PhD student Daniella Rabaiotti has co-authored 'Does it Fart', which is now available to buy in the UK

Lowland tapir
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How important are areas of regenerated Cerrado, or the Brazilian savanna, for biodiversity?

Uromastyx aegyptia © Alex Slavenko

Knowledge of species distributions is vital to address broad-scale ecological questions and prioritize conservation action, but it's no mean feat...

whale shark

ZSL's Tom Letessier shares his experience of surveying sharks in Cape Verde.

Pangolin credit Dan Challender
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ZSL expert Paul De Ornellas shares the latest facts on the illegal wildlife trade – and explains how we are fighting back.

Zoohackathon team Lookout
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Last year's winning team share their experience ahead of the Zoohackathon 2017.

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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 Programme

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

B.U.G.S Blog

Find out more about life in our B.U.G.S exhibit

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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

ZSL Shop

See the latest ranges, updates and special offers from our exciting new online shop.

Wild About Magazine

Excerpts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine.

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.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover more about the UK's biggest zoo with our fun blog posts!

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


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.


Science blogs

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.