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Picture of the venomous snake Atheris squamigera taken by Benjamin Tapley in Cameroon

Researchers show that the potency of a snake’s venom depends on what it eats

Alexander Rhodes receiving his award

The ZSL Conservationist of the Year Award is given to an individual who has achieved an outstanding conservation success during a 12-month period...

A red titi monkey on a tree branch

Weird evolution revealed in now-extinct monkey which inhabited Jamaica until a few hundred years ago

chicken frog undergoing biology tests

On 11 October 2018 ZSL’s Institute of Zoology launched a key partnership with the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and Independent Television News...

Male chaffinch perched on a fence post

Chaffinches are anything but chuffed as leg lesions are found to peak during winter season

Killer whale underwater

In what is being called a ‘killer whale apocalypse’, populations could be halved in just 30 years.

Elephant bird Wide

Madagascar’s giant elephant birds receive bone-afide rethink as ZSL names the species.

A fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)

A fungus deadly to salamanders and newts has been found to be widespread in the European private amphibian trade – with the infection being...

Piero Visconti receives his award

Congratulations are due to Dr Piero Visconti, Research Fellow at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology and University College London’s Centre for...

Dr Pat Wright and Dr James Hansford pose with the bones

Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,...