Latest ZSL Blogs

ZSL Director General, Dominic Jermey
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ZSL Director General, Dominic Jermey, reflects on coronavirus and the future of conservation this Earth Day.

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We asked our members what they loved about ZSL Zoos. From their favourite animal friends, to their favourite time to visit, read what they had to...

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Professor Andrew Cunningham, ZSL's Deputy Director of Science, explores diseases in wild animal populations.

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London and Whipsande Zoos have a special place in our members’ hearts, helping people through the highs and lows of life. Read about their...

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Why Red Squirrel translocations should be planned carefully...

Keepers feeding the meerkats at ZSL London Zoo
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Dominic Jermey, Director General at ZSL, explains how behind the closed gates of ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, life goes on, and you can help us ...

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We know this is an uncertain time for everyone, but any donation, no matter how big or small – whether it feeds one rockhopper penguin or a whole...

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Situated in leafy Bedfordshire just north of London, Whipsnade Zoo is the best open-air attraction to drive to. Spread your wings and get some...

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In appreciation of these conservationists, and in celebration of International Woman’s Day, we wanted to highlight some of ZSL’s female...

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PhD student Kirsty Franklin discusses her fieldwork on Round Island, in Mauritius.

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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.