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Tek handling Panthera poachercams
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As global leaders from around the world meet in London this week to identify collaborative solutions to combat illegal wildlife trade, we spoke to...

Drawing of a lesser bird of paradise
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The lesser bird of paradise and other animals in the Reeves album of Chinese watercolours. Ann Datta our Volunteer Art Cataloguer has recently...

ZSL's Law Enforcement Advisor Christian Plowman
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Metropolitan police detective turned wildlife crime-fighter Christian Plowman talks trafficking, methods and tactics, the criminal chain and...

A one-horned rhino in a field in Chitwan
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Tek Raj Bhatt, Senior Programme Officer at ZSL Nepal, who works on a range of community-based conservation projects across Nepal, introduces...

Amur tiger cub with mum Naya at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Keep up-to-date with the progress of our Amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Close up of a Chinese pangolin
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With an estimated 1 million individuals having been removed from the wild in the last decade, the pangolin has to bear the unfortunate tag of...

Heidi Liontrust London Zoo
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Learn all about our Asiatic lions at ZSL London Zoo and their status in the wild.

Badger lying in field of flowers
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Across the west of England, culls are happening across a larger and larger area, in a programme that Natural England itself described as “reducing...

A diseased Lissotriton boscai on a towel
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Recent findings that the salamander-eating chytrid fungus known as Bsal is widespread in the private amphibian trade has further heightened...

A volume of paintings with supports to aid photography and James's camera
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Photographing art works in ZSL Library & Archives - this month we feature a person, James Godwin, rather than an `artefact'. Part of his role...

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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.