Latest ZSL Blogs

Brown Booby
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Tracking seabird movements in the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area

Ganas Komodo Dragon

Snakes and lizards deserve a greater share of the research limelight, according to new study led by the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL’s...

Illustration of an adult dragonfly in flight
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National Insect Week is 18 to 24 June and London Rivers Week is 23 June to 1 July overlap (or form a confluence?) this year so I am taking the...

Colour illustration of a sailing paper nautilus
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Women and the blue planet – contributions of some women to our knowledge of marine zoology. This month in the UK we are celebrating the 100th...

Line drawings of some Indian mammals presented by the Prince of Wales including elephants and tigers
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Earlier in 2016 HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh unveil Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo but ZSL has other historic links with the...

Fatuma Alfane
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Teresa Tsotsane from Our Sea Our Life (OSOL) project’s implementing partner in Mozambique Associacao do Meio Ambiente (AMA), wanted to share the...

Coral reef team 2016 in BIOT

Dr Heather Koldewey, Head of Marine and Freshwater at ZSL, blogs on World Ocean Day.

Adam Piper and Philippines team fishing for eels to tag. March 2018
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Dr Adam Piper, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Zoology, joined the ZSL Freshwater eel conservation project in the Philippines for the...

Greater Honeyguide with Claire Spottiswoode
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Professor Claire Spottiswoode gives a sneak-peek into our annual Stamford Raffles Lecture, discussing co-evolution as an engine of biodiversity....

Education session at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Practical Learning Officer Kathy Doherty gives an insight into ZSL’s work with Pupil Referral Units, and why the Zoo is a unique and valuable...

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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.