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

Zoo keeper Colette Gibbings counting moon jellyfish
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Inspired by ZSL ditching single-use plastic water bottles to help reduce marine pollution, ZSL Zoo Keeper Colette Gibbings decided to try and go...

Red-faced Liocichla, Nepal

Our conservationists received a very welcome surprise when they spotted a bird that has not been seen in Nepal for 178 years!

A sleepy common dormouse in quarantine at ZSL

Many UK woodlands have been missing dormice for decades. Liam Fitzpatrick, Pathology Technician at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, blogs about how ZSL...

Black and white engraving of ZSL founder Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
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July is the anniversary month of both the birth and death of ZSL founder Sir Stamford Raffles

Eel monitoring Thames

More than 700 volunteers have helped with ZSL’s eel monitoring programme - find out how to join them!

worm lizard

Although reptiles like warm temperatures, they may also be highly sensitive to climate change.

Zoo keeper Colette Gibbings counting moon jellyfish
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Zoo keeper Colette tells us more about aquatic insects - including her favourite: the Sunburst Diving Beetle

Leafcutter Ant carrying ZSL logo
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Zoo keeper Amy Heath on why she loves leafcutter ants and how they can provide unexpected medical benefits

Weaver Ant with Larvae
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Zoo Keeper Jamie Mitchell works in ZSL London Zoo's B.U.G.S exhibit - we find out more about what he does, his favourite insect and a cool bug...

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Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

A new Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.

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.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

B.U.G.S Blog

Find out more about life in our B.U.G.S exhibit

Wild About Magazine

Excerpts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover more about the UK's biggest zoo with our fun blog posts!

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lens of the Arts.


ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.