Latest ZSL Blogs

Whale Shark

Experience a day in the life of our marine biologist - Marjorie Cattaneo.

Chagos island

A team of ZSL conservationists have traveled to the Chagos Archipelago in only the second trip of its kind

Luke Harding surveying for Philippine crocodiles in Dianang Creek, Philippines.

Winning entries to the 2014 ZSL Poetry Competition, including overall winner Caroline Gill's poem about the Fen Raft Spider.

Close-up of a Baby Gorilla

ZSL London Zoo has welcomed a new baby gorilla, so here are some fun facts about our new arrival.

Watercolour of giant Chinese salamanders possibly by Boulenger in 1924
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The UK's only Chinese giant salamander has arrived at ZSL London Zoo, so we're celebrating with these lovely watercolours of the species.

Picture of a pair of bowerbirds, published in 1861, with illustrations by Joseph Wolf.

It's not just reindeer that have a flare for Christmas, we list five other festive creatures.

Food for evacuees in Balaring
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Prepares are under way for the ZSL-Philippines team, as Typhoon Senyang is heading closer.

A tiger-tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) on Danajon Bank reef.

ZSL's Samantha Guillaume is in the Philippines seeing the Seahorse conservation work that is going on there

Baby elephant Sam at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

So Sam is 2 months old and he is growing in size and confidence daily.

Winnie the bear statue
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This artefact of the month is not in the Library, but stands in London Zoo, close to the War Memorial.


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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.

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

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.