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Painting of Joseph Wolf by Lance Calkin, 1890.

Many a meeting held in ZSL’s Council Room has been held under the steady gaze of a well-dressed, bearded man holding a bird of...

Adorable baby sloth Elio at ZSL London Zoo.
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As we, here at ZSL, begin to truly bed in to the new decade, and the exciting yet mammoth mission ahead – to continue protecting animals around...

Photo - A white-rumped vulture perched on a tree branch and stretching it's wings
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Earlier this year, ZSL joined partners at a Vulture Conservation Breeding Centre in Nepal for the release of 13 white-rumped vultures.

journalist talking to man in hat in a village hut in nepal
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We had journeyed to Nepal ahead of ZSL’s For People, For Wildlife campaign to meet people like Ram, who live side-by-side with the country’s...

Heidi the reindeer at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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With Christmas just around the corner, Donovan Glyn, Team Leader of Deer and Antelope at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, shares the secrets of a seasonal...

Photo - Close-up photo of a pool frog held and scanned with a small hand-held device
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In collaboration with partners, our DRAHS team have been working on the reintroduction of pool frogs in Norfolk.

Photo - Wild orchid (Grammangis ellisiiof) flowering on a tree trunk in a rain forest in Madagascar.
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Often associated with the killing of some of the most charismatic animals on earth for their horns and tusks, IWT is in-fact a much wider problem...

Photo - Conservationists in a forest setting up camera traps
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NatureSpy’s James McConnell shares the adventures of setting up the Instant Wild camera traps in Croatia…

Nuru the giraffe

Chapter four - The sparring match


Sunny the Lion

Chapter four -  The strange animals


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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.