ZSL's EDGE Fellow, Ahmed Basheer, is doing fantastic work assessing the health of rare corals in the Maldives. His results are suggesting some really positive signs about coral reefs around the island of Kurumba.
Despite evidence of wide-scale coral bleaching, Ahmed has found plenty of small coral recruits - a sign that the reef is recovering. There are also good numbers of large parrotfish, which play a key role on the reef by keeping the growth of algae in check.
After being classified as Extinct in the Wild for nearly 20 years, the scimitar-horned oryx is once again roaming the vast deserts of the Sahara, in a protected reserve almost the size of Scotland!
The oryx was once widespread across the southern Sahara, but was driven to extinction during a period of civil unrest in the 1980s and ‘90s. Since then, the Government of Chad and Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) and partners including ZSL have been working to restore the iconic oryx to its former habitat. #scimitarhornedoryx
Did you know that more pangolins have been poached in the last 10 years than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined? Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked wild mammals with more than one million estimated to have been snatched from the wild in the past decade. On #WorldPangolinDay, help us spread the word about the threats faced by these amazing animals, and find out how ZSL is working to protect them in Thailand, Central Africa and Nepal.
We're LIVE with our pangolin expert Carly Waterman ahead of #WorldPangolinDay tomorrow. Find out all about the world's most trafficked wild mammal, the threats it faces and what ZSL is doing to protect these amazing animals.
Love is in the air this #ValentinesDay for ZSL London Zoo's okapi!
Did you know that okapi are categorised as Endangered? The shy herbivores can only be seen in the wild in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but ZSL led on creating a global conservation strategy to save the species from extinction. #WithWildlife
Did you know that, to win females, male ring-tailed lemurs battle with other males by having a stink fight - who said romance was dead? Find out more about unusual love lives in the animal kingdom.
Our vets care for thousands of incredible animals, from mighty elephants to tiny birds. This half term, children can experience first hand what it's like being a Zoo vet in our specially-created junior animal hospitals at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Vets in Action.
Charles Darwin had a close relationship with Zoological Society of London during his lifetime, becoming a Fellow in 1839 and using his time at ZSL London Zoo to study the behaviour of our animals – including Jenny the orangutan – while writing 'On the Origin of Species'.
He has inspired so many of our staff, volunteers and supporters over the years as we work to champion a world #WithWildlife and, on his birthday, we celebrate the father of evolution and his connection with ZSL.
ZSL’s Dr Paul Jepson discusses some possible reasons behind the stranding of 400 pilot whales in New Zealand.
Apple snails live underwater but their bright red eggs are laid above the surface before hatching and dropping into the depths.
The egg colour warns predators that they taste nasty but when fully grown they are a vital food source for a bird of prey, the snail kite. This kite is declining in Florida because of draining and pollution of the Everglades that are affecting snail numbers.