Latest Blogs from Wild Science

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.

Stranded killer whale, © ZSL

In 2001, a killer whale was found stranded in the River Mersey. Rob Deaville of the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) looks at...

Sick seal on sandbank in The Wash (c) Alan Knight BDMLR

New funding means ZSL can investigate seal deaths in more detail. We need help from the public to report dead seal sightings.

Hiking in dive gear

I began my field trip to Scotland by breathlessly running for the sleeper train at Euston, having forgotten the departure time. Our trip ended...

Cheetah catches a male Thomson's gazelle
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Predator-prey interaction is one of the most important relationships in nature. How is it affected by differences in individuals?


Protecting the health of your garden wildlife this autumn.

Benthic scene

Dr Chris Yesson reports back from a symposium on the benefits of deep sea habitat.

hammerhead sharks

Behind the scenes of the first ever shark conservation program in Japanese waters, exploring the elusive world of the scalloped hammerhead shark...

Oil palm plantation, image (c) Sophia Gynch
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How is supply and demand for food impacting on the natural world?

Male badger. Image (c) Seth Jackson

Insight from Prof. Rosie Woodroffe on the latest bovine TB announcement.

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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.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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

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.

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.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.