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An image of a vaquita in the water

Everyone loves a wildlife story. Watching the latest ‘blue-chip’ natural history series complete with hushed narration about nature’s grandeur –...

Where the Wild Things Are stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

After months of planning and preparation, 22 exhibitors, showcasing some of the best research being undertaken across the UK, have gathered in...

A tiger captured on a camera trap
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Next week, 2-8 July, ZSL scientists will be joining a stellar line-up of exhibitors presenting the best cutting-edge science being done right now...

A komodo dragon at ZSL London Zoo.

Snakes and lizards deserve a greater share of the research limelight, according to new study led by the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL’s...

Greater Honeyguide with Claire Spottiswoode
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Professor Claire Spottiswoode gives a sneak-peek into our annual Stamford Raffles Lecture, discussing co-evolution as an engine of biodiversity....

Pere David`s Deer
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ZSL's Heidi Ma blogs on the recent Scientific Event: Collaborating for Conservation in China, giving an overview of conservation projects being...

Entangled minke whale

ZSL's cetacean strandings expert, Rob Deaville, summarises our scientific event on cetacean bycatch.


If you live in England – wherever you live in England – there could soon be badger culling in countryside near to you, if the government proceeds...

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As Britain’s hedgehog populations suffer ongoing declines, wildlife disease expert Dr Becki Lawson from the Garden Wildlife Health team at ZSL’s...

DJ on boat to Tethys Supporter
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David Jacoby, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Zoology, writes about his experience on the expedition to BIOT to service their acoustic...

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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.