Latest ZSL Blogs

A volume of paintings with supports to aid photography and James's camera
by Ann Sylph on

Photographing art works in ZSL Library & Archives - this month we feature a person, James Godwin, rather than an `artefact'. Part of his role...

Looking for wildlife during our Family Nature Club
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Following the success of the first Family Nature Club at ZSL London Zoo, Discovery and Learning Officer Ruth Desforges discusses the importance of...

Jake Davies, Joanna Barker and Jon Fidler holding angelshark model

Some of the best projects I’ve worked on at ZSL focus on collaboration – bringing people together from a range of backgrounds to find...

Euastacus bindal. A very threatened species of crayfish. Photo: Diana-Angelique Virkki

We are not the only species to feel the impact of our changing climate. Just last week, we published our latest research on the climate change...

Al having sweet potato
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Just as Sophie Sparrow our Senior Veterinary Nurse sits down in the office to write up her notes, she’s called again - up and off she goes, across...

Elvers caught in our traps on the river Roding
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The conservation of the critically endangered European eel has been a primary focus of ZSL’s Estuaries and Wetlands conservation team for a number...

Satellite tagged turtle released. DG, BIOT. Nicole Esteban
by Emma Levy on

After a hugely successful sea turtle expedition to Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT),...

aedes aegypti mosquito
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While health measures such as mosquito controls and trade restrictions are taken during disease outbreaks, scientists from ZSL’s (Zoological...

Matt G presenting at CITES Geneva
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Dr Matthew Gollock, ZSL Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programme Manager

One of the joys of working for ZSL is that it...

Tiger F-07 with cubs in Parsa Wildlife Reserve
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What better way to celebrate World Tiger Day than with news of brand new tiger cubs born in an area where, until recently, there had been no sign...

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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).

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.