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An elephant at Marula

I have to pinch myself as I look up from my laptop and glance out of the window only to see an elephant...

Spider woodcut  from Aldrovandi circa 1638
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A spider celebration this month with the opening of the new In with the Spiders on 23 May at ZSL London Zoo. Whilst at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can...

The shower and toilet, with only three walls.

I quickly begin to realise that this is perhaps the best view I will ever have whilst sitting on the loo!

ZAWA scouts changing the flat tyre by the river bank

I am with a group of wildlife officers who are on their way to start one of their patrols...

Pre-lesson Personal Meaning Map

After the morning lesson we travel for an hour or so to the next school...

Students at Chifunda School, happy and ready for their lesson

I feel as if I am really starting to experience Zambian culture...

Okapi camera trap

Dr Noelle Kumpel describes the latest research into okapi and giraffes.

The conservation teacher gives the lesson a thumbs up

As we pull up at the first school the children crowd around the car to meet us...

Driving through the bush to Chama, the red earth road ahead

As we drive towards Chama, the district we’re visiting, the roads get bumpier and bumpier...

Ruth standing by the small four-seater plane she'd just been flying in

After a night of weird and wonderful sounds coming from just outside the tent (hippos I suspect, as we’re right next to the river), I reluctantly...

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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.

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 lense of the Arts.

Asia Conservation Program

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


Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

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.


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.

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.

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.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.