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Hainan gibbon mother and infant. Image (c) Jessica Bryant

A new family group of Hainan gibbons has been discovered by a team led by ZSL, raising the known population to around 28.

Great crested newt - image by Mihai Leu

ZSL is urging amphibian owners to help stop the spread of a new species of chytrid fungus which has reached captive newts and salamanders in the...

Male Hihi bird

ZSL research has revealed the importance of single bachelor males in small, threatened populations.

Dr. Monika Bohm works in the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL's Institute of Zoology.

Hainan gibbons

A new report outlining the steps needed to save the Hainan gibbon from extinction has been published by a team of scientists led by ZSL.

James Bond hutia (c) Jose Nunez-Mino/The Last Survivors project

Scientists have named a new species of rodent after ornithologist James Bond, who was also the inspiration for the world's most famous spy.

Chacma baboons grooming each other. Image by Alecia Carter.

Baboons in large troops spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves, according to a new study.

Megalomys desmarestii

An extinct group of giant Caribbean rats are giving scientists an insight into the impacts of human activities on island-dwelling species.

Patricia Brekke in the field

Patricia Brekke is a research fellow at the Institute of Zoology. She describes studying the rare hihi in New Zealand.

Jon Bielby and Sir David Attenborough

Jon Bielby is a research fellow in the Institute of Zoology.