Latest ZSL Blogs

Image - computer generated image of fish and a seal swimming underwater
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When you look at the Thames what do you see? A murky river devoid of life, or a thriving ecosystem?

A zebra at ZSL London Zoo
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There's more to zebras than their stripy coats! From sleeping standing up to unusual eating habitats, Gemma Metcalf, Mammal Keeper at ZSL London...

Winnie the Bear statue at ZSL London Zoo
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When was the last time you heard a lion roar or felt the wind as a bat swoops past you? Londoners you have a Zoo in your back garden…. Come and...

Pip and Matilda are our two adorable new otters at ZSL London Zoo
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Otterly devoted to you - how ZSL’s new otters spent their first month at the Zoo

Baby sloth Elio cuddles up to mum Marilyn at ZSL London Zoo
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Keeper Steve Goodwin explains what it takes to train Marilyn the sloth, why it’s so important, and why the end result is always worth it! 

Close-up photo of a collection of oysters
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Find out how ZSL are providing pearls of wisdom for native oyster conservation in the UK.

Drawing by Joan Miró

In 1964 surrealist artist Joan Miró came to ZSL to visit Desmond Morris. He was our Curator of Mammals, and a keen surrealist artist himself.

Close-up photograph of a brown butterfly with a yellow chequered pattern on it's wings
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The DRAHS team have been helping reintroduce the chequered skipper butterfly to England.

2018 April. Nelson Island, BIOT. Rob Dunbar.PNG
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Welcome to Nelson's Island, home of four intrepid scientists for the last six days.

Photo looking up the beach, with lush vegetation on one side, the ocean on the other and many birds in the air
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The Seabird Team return to the British Indian Ocean Territory for a second trip to Danger Island.

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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.