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Thames fish

After two years of researching the cucumber-smelling European smelt, we are using the information we found to better conserve fish in the Tidal...

Kumbuka the Silverback Gorilla at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL's Director of Zoology David Field blogs about recent events surrounding Kumbuka, ZSL London Zoo's silverback gorilla

Sumatran tiger cubs Achilles and Karis

With all those stripes it can be hard to tell our Sumatran tiger cubs apart - here are some tips on how to do it.

Gareth Chamberlain and Oni the okapi

Find out what it's like to look after these majestic animals everyday

Historic black and white photograph of an echnida in the 1928 Guide to ZSL London Zoo
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As we celebrate the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, we take a look at some of the other animals which may have inspired A.A Milne

A fisher carrying malaria nets on her head

Could mosquito nets used for fishing instead of protection be corrupting the Kenyan coastline? Blogging today, Rebecca Short, one of the ZSL...

Tor with two male colleagues on a boat in Thailand
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Armed with with data sheets and a map, our Thai-ger conservation scientists are no match for the poachers on the hunt for the very animal they are...

Sunda pangolin by Dan Challender

The world agreeing to defend its most illegally trafficked mammal by cracking down on pangolin poaching is possibly the most celebrated success...

Mobula ray
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The world has decided to make important changes to improve protection for marine and freshwater species at its most important wildlife summit. ZSL...

Caged cheetah discovered in Tanzania

The world is in agreement at CITES - cheetahs are wild animals, not a fashion accessory. Dr Sarah Durant explains what new rules from the most...

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ZSL Shop

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

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.

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.