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Sambar deer immobilisation practical
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ZSL, the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE), with the support of the Thriplow Charitable Trust, jointly ran...

Adult pair of Skywalker hoolock gibbon

Dr Samuel Turvey explains how scientists discovered the Skywalker hoolock gibbon was a new species.

MENTOR-POP Fellows on World Pangolin Day
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Cameroon has become a leader in pangolin conservation in Central Africa with the help of MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins), a fellowship...

Validation of the code of fishing
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Overfishing, poaching and the destruction of lake habitats pose a severe threat to wildlife in the Lake Ossa Wildlife Reserve and harm the...

Coral in Chagos
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A team from ZSL and the Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) have carried out a rapid reef assessment in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). CCT...

War memorial at ZSL London Zoo, designed by John James Joass
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In memory of Henry Peavot, ZSL Librarian and Clerk of Publications, who died 100 years ago on 21 April 1917. Henry Peavot was killed at the Front...

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With growing pressures on biodiversity, conservation is too often seen as a crisis discipline. Mike Hoffmann, Head of Global Conservation...

Hunting dog pack at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Discover how to tell our five beautiful sisters apart using their distinctive markings.

Mountain Chicken frog
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For 15 years, scientists have been battling to discover how to save one of the world’s most threatened species, the giant ‘mountain chicken frog...

Elizabeth the Asian elephant calf

As ZSL Whipsnade Zoo celebrates the launch of the new Centre for Elephant Care, Zoological Director, Professor David Field, gives an insight into...

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B.U.G.S Blog

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

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 Programme

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

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.