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Sacred ibis in the Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo's iconic Snowdon Aviary turns 50 this year. We take a look at the genius behind the structure.

ZSL Mongolia Summer Field Course 2015 Camp Site

Every year ZSL Mongolia holds a summer field course on the beautiful Mongolian steppe. We share the highlights from the latest trip.

Black and white historic photograph of greater one horned rhinoceros
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Greater one horned rhinoceros celebrations - featuring one of the oldest photographs in ZSL Library

Oil palm plantation, image (c) Sophia Gynch
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How is supply and demand for food impacting on the natural world?

Male badger. Image (c) Seth Jackson

Insight from Prof. Rosie Woodroffe on the latest bovine TB announcement.

Drawing of Cinereous vulture, Aegypius monachus, in Volume 1 birds p. 4 of Brian Houghton Hodgson manuscripts of Nepal and India.
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The UK-Nepal relationship is a special, unique and historic one. The end of this year and start of next is the bicentenary of the UK’s involvement...

A Sheath-tailed bat flys in the sky overhead

Surveying the critically endangered Sheath-tailed bat, we nestle into a curve in a boulder and get comfortable…with a host of mosquitoes!

James in the forest

Finally we get to see the EDGE Fellows in action! Tonight we are out in the field with James to search for his species of sooglossid frogs.

Grey seal swimming

We've received more than 1,000 Thames marine mammal sightings from the public. Jo Barker reveals the most common species and the London hotspots...

Olivia and some of the students

Olivia and I are at the University of Seychelles delivering two days of (what we hope is interesting!) training...

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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 Program

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

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.

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

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lense of the Arts.


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.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.