Latest Blogs from ZSL London Zoo

Donkeys enjoy Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
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Bring the magic of Christmas life to with some of our festive residents.

Penguins enjoy Christmas at ZSL London Zoo
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It isn't only reindeer who have a flare for Christmas, we list five other festive creatures.

Red-thighed horned tree frog
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Ben Tapley, ZSL’s Curator of Herpetology, describes the discovery of a new frog species in Vietnam.

Marcel Mckinley

Senior zookeeper and long distance runner Marcel Mckinley shares his top tips for preparing for and running a 10k

Andy Davison Coast to Coast walk
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After taking on an epic 192 mile walk between St Bees and Robin Hood's Bay, ZSL presenter Andy Davison describes his gruelling journey.


Home to the discoveries of the first ever dinosaurs, learn more about Britain's prehistoric history and the giants discovered here.

Nicky the Pygmy Hippo at ZSL London Zoo
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As Potterheads worldwide celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, here at ZSL we’re celebrating the species...

ZSL presenter Andy Davison
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ZSL presenter Andy Davison is taking on the 190 mile trek to raise vital funds for ZSL

Evelyn Cheesman
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We're celebrating International Women's Day by honouring these amazing women in our history.

Hedgehog Mike Toms

Today marks the beginning of the very first stage of the works which are threatening the final refuge of the hedgehog in Central London, a refuge...

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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).

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.