Latest Blogs from ZSL London Zoo

Poppies at the War memorial at ZSL London Zoo
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How did World War 1 disrupt the lives of animals and staff at ZSL London Zoo?

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The aquarium at ZSL London Zoo will be closed from 22 October 2019, but we have an exciting new exhibit coming soon!

Winnie the Bear statue at ZSL London Zoo
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When was the last time you heard a lion roar or felt the wind as a bat swoops past you? Londoners you have a Zoo in your back garden…. Come and...

Pip and Matilda are our two adorable new otters at ZSL London Zoo
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Otterly devoted to you - how ZSL’s new otters spent their first month at the Zoo

Baby sloth Elio cuddles up to mum Marilyn at ZSL London Zoo
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Keeper Steve Goodwin explains what it takes to train Marilyn the sloth, why it’s so important, and why the end result is always worth it! 

Meet our Asiatic lionesses
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Discover more about our pride of Asiatic lions and how you can tell each of them apart

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Ahead of the 'Game of Thrones' finale, meet our penguins named after some of the key characters.

Jessica with kune kune pig Kiri
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Did you know pigs liked to have their tummies tickled?! Keeper Jessica Jones introduces us to some of the residents of Animal Adventure and...

Oni the okapi and keeper Gemma
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No two days at the Zoo are the same at the Zoo (and it's not always glamorous!). We asked our keepers for the weirdest and most wonderful things...

Professor Lew the Chinese giant salamander
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Dominic Jermey, ZSL’s Director General, explains how the arrival of a Chinese giant salamander in the UK is shining yet another spotlight on the...

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