At ZSL, we are proud of the work we do. To give you an insight into the work our conservationists, scientists, and volunteers achieve on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, take a look at our latest blog posts below.
16 November 2023A guest blog written by ZSL Fellow Rajith Dissanayake PhD on the illustrations of Edward Ledwich Osbaldeston Mitford.
14 September 2023Exploring the history and artworks of illustrator Joseph Smit
22 August 2023Hamet Safi Cannana, the man who cared for Obaysch the hippopotamus
22 August 2023Guest blog written by David A. Lowther, Visiting Scholar at the ZSL Prince Philip Library and Archives
9 May 2023Solving the mystery of our Origin of Species copy, where it came from and why we didn't receive a copy until forty years after it was first published.
28 February 2023On 24 October 1858, on the island of Bacan, a young Malay boy called Ali shot and took into his possession a bird which had been seen and in all likelihood shot for its plumage many times before by the local islanders.
2 December 2022Mark Catesby was one of the most influential naturalists of the early 18th century, and his famous work remained an authority on American natural history for over 100 years!
20 February 2022Maud Horman-Fisher provided 21 illustrations for Proceedings of the Zoological Society between 1884 and 1894 for 18 published papers.
25 November 2021Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717) was a trailblazing entomologist, scientific traveller, artist and herpetologist. She is increasingly well known for her work on insects and their life-cycles but she also planned to publish a book on reptiles.
17 November 2021Exploring the letters and papers of past ZSL Secretary Philip Lutley Sclater