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Bug Ben insect hotel in the Wildlife Garden at ZSL London Zoo
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As other natural habitats shrink, our gardens are becoming more and more important for British wildlife.

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...

Photograph of a young lioness and her cub in grassland
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By Moses Wekesa, Tsavo Field Manager, Kenya

It is more than 30 years ago but I recall it all like yesterday - how my late...

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...

We're Going On A Bear Hunt Reading
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On Friday 5 April ZSL teamed up with the National Literacy Trust and Walkers Books to bring a group of Year 2 students to ZSL London Zoo and take...

Picture of twelve people holding up posters of Asian EDGE species whilst standing on steps with a grassy backgruond

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the National Geographic Society are pleased to announce the second cohort of National Geographic Photo...

Camera trap image of an adult tigress
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Shashanka Sharma, ZSL-Nepal project officer, explains how habitat restoration has enabled a tiger population to treble in five years.

A view of snowy mountain tops from the window of a plane
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MRes graduate, and communication consultant, Naomi Berkowitz recently visited Greenland to bring IOZ research on seafloor habitats closer to...

Watercolour of giant Chinese salamanders possibly by Boulenger in 1924
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ZSL welcomes rescued Chinese giant salamander to ZSL London Zoo, so we're celebrating by featuring these lovely and mysterious watercolours of the...

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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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.