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.
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.
9 September 2021Sculptures can be found in ZSL Library & Archives and across the site of ZSL London Zoo, they engage, inspire and delight visitors.
8 March 2021Famous women who have shape our history, from helping establish ZSL to pioneering the reptile house at London Zoo.
15 December 2020A few weeks ago I came across a word new to me - ‘Lepidochromy’, a term I had simply not come across in my career. It is a technique of ‘nature-printing’, using the imprint of butterfly or moth wings.
1 March 2020As we celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day we look at women with an interest in amphibians and reptiles - HERpers.
20 January 2020Joseph Wolf is arguably one of the most talented animal artists that has ever lived, and the 22nd January 2020 marks the bicentenary of his birth.