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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!

Passenger pigeon fro volume one of Catesby's ‘The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands’.

Mark Catesby (1683-1749) was one of the most influential naturalists of the early 18th century, and his famous two volume work ‘The natural...

Photo - A small brown frog, sat on a large leaf next to a stream
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EDGE Fellow Madhushri Mudke tells us why the Kottigehar Dancing Frog deserves more attention.

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In celebration of Biology Week 2019 staff from across ZSL give their top tips for pursuing a career in biological sciences

Heather Bellinger with a caterpillar during Family Nature Club at ZSL London Zoo

Having recently made the transition from primary school teacher to zoo educator, Heather Bellinger outlines what she’s learnt during the shift in...

Dego the sloth
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Chapter two - A big mistake


Spot the penguin
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Chapter two - A stormy night


Kemala the tiger
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Chapter 2 - Becoming a tiger


Sunny the Lion
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Chapter two - A journey into the unknown


Nuru the giraffe
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Chapter 2 - The look out


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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.