Latest Blogs from Careers at ZSL

Three Animal Related Careers
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Interested in working for wildlife but got some questions about where to start, how much you might earn or why work experience is important?...

Zookeeper with an okapi
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To celebrate National Apprentice Week, we asked ZSL’s Joe Bostock-Jones, 25, to tell us a bit more about what life is like as an apprentice...

Zookeeper poses with elephants
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Meet the amazing staff behind episode 2 of our exclusive ITV documentary

zookeeper stands smiling in front of flamingos at London Zoo
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Being a zookeeper is an extraordinary commitment – and takes dedication and passion which we’re certain you’ll agree, each of these guys...

staff member at London zoo wearing uniform and smiling
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We’re looking for helpers as we get back on our feet

Nathalie Pettorelli IOZ scientist in Serengeti

Discover ZSL's Science Careers Videos, featuring researchers from ZSL's Institute of Zoology

Turtle tagging
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Meet some of ZSL's female science and conservation experts

Jim Mackie training an emperor tamarin at ZSL London Zoo
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To wrap up National Careers Week 2020, we're counting down our top tips for getting into an animal career...

ZSL research Chris Yesson looks up at the camera while wearing his diving suit and equipment in the sea.

To celebrate National Careers Week we’re looking at a range of animal-based careers here at ZSL! Meet some of our colleagues to find out more...

Sarah Parbery, Vocational Learning Officer
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To celebrate National Careers Week we’re looking at a range of animal-based careers here at ZSL! Meet some of our colleagues to find out more...

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

Nature at the heart of global decision making

At ZSL, a key area of our work is the employment of Nature-based Solutions – an approach which both adapt to and mitigates the impacts of climate change. These Solutions, which include habitat protection and restoration, are low-cost yet high-impact, and provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife. We ensure that biodiversity recovery is at the heart of nature-based solutions. 

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.

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

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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.