Latest ZSL Blogs

Charles Darwin as a young man
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To celebrate Charles Darwin's birthday on 12th February, ZSL Library looks at Darwin's relationship with ZSL London Zoo

Penguins with heart ice cube
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In celebration of Valentine’s Day we're delving into the wild, and often peculiar, love lives of animals.

The CSIP team performing a necropsy on a porpoise

Rob Deaville uncovers findings from a harbour porpoise post-mortem in our CSI of the Sea event.

Jennifer McCard and Clara Obregon with juvenile European smelt
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Did you know that since 1964, 125 species of fish have been reported in the Tidal Thames, and that some of these species’ spawn and their eggs...

The 14 new EDGE fellows meeting in Madagascar
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ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is pleased to announce a new and exciting collaboration.

Hedgehog Mike Toms

Today marks the beginning of the very first stage of the works which are threatening the final refuge of the hedgehog in Central London, a refuge...

Endangered big headed turtle
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Discover how ZSL London Zoo's herpetology team is working to help and support ongoing conservation work with endangered turtles across Asia


Impress a loved one with the gift of wildlife this Valentine's

Adult female Skywalker Hoolock tianxing gibbon

The newly discovered species of Skywalker hoolock gibbon lives in the remote forests of the Gaoligong mountains in southwest China. Dr Samuel...

Herd of African elephants
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What does China banning all trade in ivory by the end of 2017 mean for the future of elephants? ZSL's illegal wildlife trade specialist, Paul De...

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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

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

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

ZSL Shop

See the latest ranges, updates and special offers from our exciting new online shop.

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.


Science blogs

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.