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Sir Stamford Raffles
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Remembering Sir Stamford Raffles, founder and first President of ZSL.
July is the anniversary month of both the birth and death of Sir...

Andrew Motion

Poet Andrew Motion delivers his new work 'Histories of the Sea Horse' at ZSL London Zoo as part of the ZSL Authors for Animals 2015 programme.

This tapir was captured on camera trap during Chris' study of wildlife around oil palm plantations.

New research shows consumers are willing to pay more for sustainably produced palm oil.

Whale Shark
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Dr Matthew Gollock, ZSL's Marine and Freshwater Programme Manager

As someone who works in the field of marine...

Claudia Naraina, diving Chagossian waters
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Claudia Naraina on coral dives and tropical storms in the Chagos archipelago.

Giraffe by Tim Pond

About the first ZSL Saturday Sketch classes at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos!

Alice White A New Wave

On 30th April artist Alice White launched a new exhibition in the ZSL London Zoo Aquarium, here's more information about it and some beautiful...

Joanna Barker diving the Canary Islands

I’ve recently returned from a research trip in the Canary Islands, where I was lucky enough to encounter three angel sharks during one dive on my...

Pangolin by M. Lombardi

The ZSL Arts & Culture project recently teamed up Westminster Adult Education (WAES) graphic design classes to use ZSL as inspiration for...

Jumbo the first African elephant at ZSL London Zoo, with Matthew Scott circa 1870. Photographed by Frederick York
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Jumbo, ZSL's first African elephant, arrived in 1865 and was a star from the start. Learn more through the ZSL Library.

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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.

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.

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 lense 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.

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.