Latest ZSL Blogs

ZSL's online outreach - learning officer danielle hearn - teeth and diets

Join us and our animals for online education workshops at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Senior Learning Officer Danielle Hearn - Online Outreach - Adaptations

Join us and our animals for online education workshops at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!


Dr Amanda Trask, from ZSL Institute of Zoology, discusses recovery planning for the extinct-in-the-wild sihek or Guam kingfisher and recent...

Drawings of a hornbill by Heidi Ma
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The final post in a four-part series by Heidi Ma, with tips on drawing and painting animals from an artist-scientist.

Figure 1 - An adult emerald tree boa resting on a branch © Derek Ramsay, used under license (CC BY-SA 2.5)
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An extended blog post by Dr Simon Spiro, ZSL Wildlife Veterinary Pathologist

One of the questions I am asked most often is...

two female lions sat on a ledge
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Today was supposed to be moving day, but like many things this year, our plans have had to change at short notice due to factors far beyond our...

A page of Lycaenid or blue butterfly illustrations
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A daring heist - lepidochromy or nature-printing of butterflies and moths. Books still missing from a 'Mission Impossible' style heist includes a...

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ZSL London Zoo’s Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles Ben Tapley discusses climbing mountains and battling the elements as part of a collaborative...

Imagery of wildlife, icebergs, forests and oceans at the Royal Academy's 2019 Summer Exhibition
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The third post in the four-part series by Heidi Ma, sharing her favourite exhibitions conveying environmental and conservation messages.

A floating plastic bottle with an antennae
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As part of the National Geographic Sea to Source Ganges Expedition, ZSL scientists and Arribada engineers converted a satellite tracking tag,...

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

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.

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

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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.