Latest Blogs from Wild Science

Members of the Institute of Zoology holding up their home flags

Reflecting on her own journey in to conservation in this blog, Dr Nathalie Pettorelli blogs about the new challenges facing conservationists of...

A sleepy common dormouse in quarantine at ZSL

Many UK woodlands have been missing dormice for decades. Liam Fitzpatrick, Pathology Technician at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, blogs about how ZSL...

worm lizard

Although reptiles like warm temperatures, they may also be highly sensitive to climate change.

Speckled wood butterfly
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Stamford Raffles speaker, Jane Hill, blogs about conducting field surveys of butterflies. How can shifting populations indicate climate change?...

Kelp emerging from the water

Did you know that sea kelps are hugely important marine habitats? Or that there may be as much kelp forests in the UK oceans as there is native...

Professor Andrew Cunningham

Professor Andrew Cunningham, of ZSL's Institute of Zoology, blogs about how insights gained in zoos impact the conservation of animals in the wild...

Hainan gibbons
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Heidi Ma, Hainan Gibbon Project Coordinator at ZSL, on her trip in southern China to learn more about its habitat and forge new conservation...

Rough nose horned lizard_credit Anslem de Silva

Determining the status and trends of the world's species is important to track success of conservation policy, but it's no mean feat. ZSL, with a...

BES/ZSL Early Careers Event
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ZSL's recent early career event brought together a team of experts, working in fields ranging from journal editing, to university lecturing and...

Thames whale being assessed in the water by ZSL and BDMLR

10 years ago a northern bottlenose whale captivated the nation and the world's media when it swam up the River Thames.

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B.U.G.S Blog

Find out more about life in our B.U.G.S exhibit

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

A new Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.

ZSL Shop

See the latest ranges, updates and special offers from our exciting new online shop.

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.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

Wild About Magazine

Excerpts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover more about the UK's biggest zoo with our fun blog posts!

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lens of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.


Science blogs

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.