Latest Blogs from Discovery and Learning in the Field

ZSL staff in lion t-shirts

After reluctantly returning to the UK from an amazing trip to see Asiatic lions in the wild, senior learning manager Rachel Haydon talks about the...

Asiatic lion and two cubs

On day four of ZSL's trip to India, the group trek up 2,000 of the Girnar steps to see critically endangered vultures in their natural habitat....

Rachel Haydon delivering education training

On day three of ZSL's trip to India, senior learning manager Rachel spent time at Sakkarbaug Zoo to share best practice with local educators.

Signage at Sakkarbaug Zoo

ZSL's senior learning manager Rachel Haydon explores Sakkarbaug Zoo to learn more about how the teams there engage the public with Asiatic lion...

Two cows stand on the road, right next to our vehicle

Join senior learning manager Rachel Haydon as she visits India, encounters incredible Asiatic lions and helps to shape the education programme at...

A Sheath-tailed bat flys in the sky overhead

Surveying the critically endangered Sheath-tailed bat, we nestle into a curve in a boulder and get comfortable…with a host of mosquitoes!

James in the forest

Finally we get to see the EDGE Fellows in action! Tonight we are out in the field with James to search for his species of sooglossid frogs.

Olivia and some of the students

Olivia and I are at the University of Seychelles delivering two days of (what we hope is interesting!) training...

Olivia and Rachel stand outside the University of Seychelles building

'Some days I just love my job!' Join Senior Learning Manager Rachel Haydon as she visits the Seychelles and discovers how ZSL is helping to...

The students and Ruth with their certificates

I’ve almost come to the end of my time here now. It’s been an amazing two weeks...

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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 Programme

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


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.