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The Garden Wildlife Health team
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Garden Wildlife Health is a citizen science project dedicated to investigating the infectious and non-infectious causes of disease in our garden...

Bug Ben insect hotel in the Wildlife Garden at ZSL London Zoo
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As other natural habitats shrink, our gardens are becoming more and more important for British wildlife.

African wild dog
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Monitoring populations of endangered species has been revolutionised by conservation technology, such as the use of GPS collars.

Dormouse (c) Gabriela Peniche
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ZSL is working to protect some of the most threatened species, including the common – or rather not so common – dormouse

David Jacoby with an acoustic release receiver used for tracking sharks
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Receivers that have been monitoring shark movements in the BIOT Marine Protected Area have been recovered from depths of more than 500m.

Sea anemone and starfish
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A team of marine scientists and conservationists from ZSL are embarking on a two week research cruise to West Greenland to explore the sea bottom...

Using dogs to find cheetahs

ZSL's Dr. Sarah Durant explains how dogs can help conservationists to monitor cheetahs across large landscapes.

Sambar deer immobilisation practical
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ZSL, the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE), with the support of the Thriplow Charitable Trust, jointly ran...

Adult pair of Skywalker hoolock gibbon

Dr Samuel Turvey explains how scientists discovered the Skywalker hoolock gibbon was a new species.

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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).

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.