Latest Blogs from Wild About Magazine

Heidi the reindeer at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
by ZSL on

With Christmas just around the corner, Donovan Glyn, Team Leader of Deer and Antelope at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, shares the secrets of a seasonal...

A zebra at ZSL London Zoo
by ZSL on

There's more to zebras than their stripy coats! From sleeping standing up to unusual eating habitats, Gemma Metcalf, Mammal Keeper at ZSL London...

A cheetah at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
by ZSL on

Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, sprinting at an incredible 60mph! To mark International Cheetah Day on 4 December, we salute these big...

African hunting dog
by ZSL on

Ferocious hunting. Team player. Playful puppy. Good parent. There are many sides to the African hunting dog. We join the pack to find out more...

Tiger shark

Sharks predate dinosaurs – and these incredible fish have used their lengthy time on the planet to perfectly adapt to their surroundings. ZSL...

coral garden; Chagos; pristine; reference site; climate change
by ZSL on

Can anything be done to preserve coral reefs?

Pangolin credit Dan Challender
by ZSL on

ZSL expert Paul De Ornellas shares the latest facts on the illegal wildlife trade – and explains how we are fighting back.

Jim Mackie training an emperor tamarin at ZSL London Zoo
by ZSL on

Animal training and behaviour officer Jim Mackie works closely with keepers and vets to ensure all the species at our Zoos, from lemurs and lions...

Alex Gregory and his son
by ZSL on

Before Olympic rower Alex Gregory headed to Rio, he opened up to Wild About magazine about his passion for wildlife – and how instilling a love of...

Select a blog

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.