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Chalk white lion
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91 years ago today, we opened our doors for the first time. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d share some facts that might surprise you about...

Photo by Elisa Briscioli of son Irity, ZSL Members
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So many of you have been snapping away on your visits to the Zoos! Here are some of our favourites that you’ve sent in.

Piggy bank. Source: Shutterstock
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Our Sustainable Business and Finance team works with companies around the world to protect wildlife and their habitats. They’re also tasked with...

Sarah McGregor, Team Leader of Predators
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Sarah McGregor, Team Leader of Predators at Whipsnade, talks about working with the world's biggest big cat, and why her most memorable moment...

Zookeeper Anusia Acus with giraffe Bashu
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Ahead of our half term activities at Whipsnade Zoo, Anusia Acus gives us an insight into life as a zookeeper. 

Matthew Webb, Animal Operations Manager at Whipsnade Zoo
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Animal Operations Manager Matthew Webb knows Whipsnade like the back of his hand. Here, we take a car safari with Matthew as he shares some of his...

Close up of Sumatran Tiger
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As 2021 comes to an end, we celebrate 5 key achievements our members have supported with over the past year.

Komodo dragon at London Zoo

Get excited for the opening of London Zoo’s new Reptile and Amphibian House next year (2022) with seven mind-blowing facts from our Team Leader of...

Bird keeper Corrine Millar and Whipsnade's penguins

Bird Keeper Corrine Millar opens up about playful pelicans, curious rockhoppers and some of the Zoo’s biggest breeding successes.

Andrew and Abel Jackson at Zoorassic Park, Whipsnade Zoo

It’s been such a busy summer at our Zoos this year, with everyone finally able to enjoy our animals and the freedom of our Zoos. Many of you have...

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

Nature at the heart of global decision making

At ZSL, a key area of our work is the employment of Nature-based Solutions – an approach which both adapt to and mitigates the impacts of climate change. These Solutions, which include habitat protection and restoration, are low-cost yet high-impact, and provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife. We ensure that biodiversity recovery is at the heart of nature-based solutions. 

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.

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

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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.