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Vets in Action
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Ahead of the new interactive Vets in Action sessions being run at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in February, Education Officer Holly Bestley discusses how...

Releasing eels
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Dr Adam Piper, postdoctoral research Associate at the Institute of Zoology,...

Wooden nestbox high in the branches of a tree
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney updates us on the first harvest of Mauritius kestrel eggs.

Historical illustration of an angelshark

How did finding a book in ZSL’s Library help inspire a project to safeguard one of the most threatened shark species in Europe?

Hawksbill turtle asleep in the sand
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In the midst of the December 2018 sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), Nicole Esteban writes an update on...

Rewilding 1

By Dr Sophie Wynne-Jones

Understanding that nature conservation is intensely political, and unavoidably social, is not...

Adult Mauritius kestrel perch on a branch
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ZSL London Zoo keeper Claire McSweeney gives us a first-hand account of working in the field in Mauritius, helping to boost kestrel populations....

Osprey catching fish

Johan T. du Toit and Nathalie Pettorelli

Rewilding means different things to different people but in applied ecology it...

A whale shark swimming above a shoal of fish
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The EDGE of Existence programme will soon release the first list of Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Chondrichthyes, the...

A cheetah at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, sprinting at an incredible 60mph! To mark International Cheetah Day on 4 December, we salute these big...

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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.