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A member of ZSL's Conservation Technology Unit installs equipment in Lewa
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With improvements in conservation technology, time spent in ‘The Field’ has dramatically changed, as ZSL's Sam Seccombe explains.

Sloth in Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo
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A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL London Zoo is never dull. From hissing cockroaches to swinging gibbons, Discovery and Learning Officer...

Sea Turtle Tagging in Principe
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ZSL’s Rachael Kemp and the Arribada Initiative’s Alasdair Davies visited Principe Island to field test tags on sea turtles.

Black rhino
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ZSL has worked with Kenya Wildlife Service and Tsavo Trust to fit black rhinos with transmitters in the Tsavo Conservation Area.

There is little evidence that badger culling offers a solution to halting the spread of TB

England has a new festive tradition. In the season of mince pies, office parties, and panto, comes the annual announcement of badger slaughter, as...

Donkeys enjoy Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
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Bring the magic of Christmas life to with some of our festive residents.

Penguins enjoy Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
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It isn't only reindeer who have a flare for Christmas, we list five other festive creatures.

Gnarled `oak' tree of life by Ernst Haeckel
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`Trees of life’ are a concept throughout much of human history, linking humans and the natural world.

David Attenborough with the Origin of Species in the ZSL library
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We explore the life of Jumbo the elephant ahead of BBC documentary, Attenborough and the Giant Elephant, and look at how things have changed since...

The local communities have worked tirelessly to collect the nets
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Christian Nkwatchou Kongte, Net-Works Business Development Manager in the Douala-Edea region of Cameroon, explains how the team reached an...

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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).

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.