Latest Blogs from Artefact of the month

War memorial at ZSL London Zoo, designed by John James Joass
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In memory of Henry Peavot, ZSL Librarian and Clerk of Publications, who died 100 years ago on 21 April 1917.Henry Peavot was killed at the Front a...

Painting of eggs of red grouse and ptarmigan
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Traditionally eggs are used to celebrate Easter and so this month we are featuring some of the paintings of Major Henry Jones(1838-1921) of both...

Lithograph of a kingfisher perched on a branch
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To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March we are featuring a small selection of female artists and illustrators who have contributed to...

Charles Darwin as a young man
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To celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday on 12th February, ZSL Library looks at Darwin's relationship with ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Daily Occurrences, Saturday June 24th 1944

One of the most interesting parts of archive collection at the ZSL Library is our series of Daily Occurrences from ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade...

Two adult male deer (wapiti) in the snow
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This beautiful watercolour painting of wapiti is a lovely seasonal image.The painting is signed in red by the artist Joseph Wolf and is dated 1881...

Front cover of War Utility Exhibition booklet, 1940

We are featuring the booklet for the War Utility Exhibition as this seemed appropriate for Remembrance Day. It also ties in with our current...

Historic black and white photograph of an echnida in the 1928 Guide to ZSL London Zoo
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As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, we take a look at some of the other animals which may have inspired A.A Milne

Side view of a drawing of a seahorse
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Discovering fishes of India : the Francis Day collection of drawings. A wonderful drawings of fishes of India, the originals are kept in ZSL...

Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger, extinct

ZSL remembers the last Thylacine or 'Tasmanian Tiger'

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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.

B.U.G.S Blog

Find out more about life in our B.U.G.S exhibit

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

A new Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.

ZSL Shop

See the latest ranges, updates and special offers from our exciting new online shop.

Wild About Magazine

Excerpts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine.

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.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover more about the UK's biggest zoo with our fun blog posts!

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 lens 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.


Science blogs

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.