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Getting Students Engaged in the Environment

Senior Learning Officer Sarah Duffy gives tips on how to empower young people to engage with environmental issues.

Getting outside the classroom and discovering the world of real life data
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As we head into summer getting out of the classroom is an excellent opportunity for a change of scenery, some fresh air and an engaging, active...

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Reading
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On Friday 5 April ZSL teamed up with the National Literacy Trust and Walkers Books to bring a group of Year 2 students to ZSL London Zoo and take...

Photograph of Tyrone holding up a stick insect to the camera.
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We’ve had a great time marking British Science Week 2019 at ZSL!  For the first time ever, we ran Skype sessions for secondary school students...

One of our corn snakes at ZSL London Zoo
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Lauren Cooke from ZSL’s education team introduces the department’s collection of creatures, outlining how animals can be hugely beneficial at...

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...

Living Nativity at ZSL London Zoo
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Discovery and Learning Officer Sarah Duffy reveals what she loves most about the Living Nativity and how the Christmas story can be used to...

Group photo of the 2018 Masters students
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Recent masters graduate Hannah Klair writes about the experiences, challenges and joys of being part of ZSL's Wild Animal Biology Master’s degree...

Looking for wildlife during our Family Nature Club
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Following the success of the first Family Nature Club at ZSL London Zoo, Discovery and Learning Officer Ruth Desforges discusses the importance of...

Joe Pecorelli describes the incredible life cycle of the European Eel to students, explaining why it’s his favourite fish and showing them a photograph of a glass eel.
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Scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have streamed their first ever LIVE science session to a...

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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.