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Photograph of a young lioness and her cub in grassland
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By Moses Wekesa, Tsavo Field Manager, Kenya

It is more than 30 years ago but I recall it all like yesterday - how my late grandfather...

Picture of twelve people holding up posters of Asian EDGE species whilst standing on steps with a grassy backgruond

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the National Geographic Society are pleased to announce the second cohort of National Geographic Photo...

Camera trap image of an adult tigress
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Shashanka Sharma, ZSL-Nepal project officer, explains how habitat restoration has enabled a tiger population to treble in five years.

2019 Mar. The Sargasso Sea. Bermuda. Matt Gollock
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The Sargasso Sea is bound by oceanic gyres – circulating currents – within the Atlantic Ocean and takes its name from a floating golden seaweed...

Photograph of a seal basking in the shallow water near the shore
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The Greater Thames Estuary is home to both of the UK’s native seal species, the harbour seal and the grey seal. Since the early 2000’s ZSL has...

Close-up photograph of the Botsfords’s leaf-litter frog clinging to a leaf
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Benjamin Tapley is the Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at ZSL. Ben focuses on the conservation of EDGE species, here he provides an account of...

Our Sea Our Life horticulture group
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ZSL’s Conservation for Communities team travelled to Pemba, Mozambique recently to plan the next phase of the Our Sea Our Life project. While...

Photograph of a hand-made pangolin puppet
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There are two Critically Endangered species of pangolin in Thailand – the Sunda pangolin and the Chinese pangolin. ZSL is working with Thailand’s...

Three men in the water with ropes
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At ZSL, our vision is a world where wildlife thrives. Globally, we play an important role in the conservation of wildlife both on land, and below...

ZSL's Fiona Llewellyn places last bottle on Space of Waste at ZSL London Zoo (c)David Parry
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Here at ZSL, ambitious and truly inspiring people make it their mission everyday to create a world where wildlife thrives. We would like to...

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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.