As part of our Patron programme, Patrons are invited to a host of exclusive online and onsite events. We hope these exclusive opportunities will bring you closer to the heart of ZSL’s work and going behind the scenes like never before. Keep an eye on your inbox to be sure to hear first about all upcoming patron events. We cannot wait to welcome you and your guests! 

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Upcoming Events

Safari in the City gala

Wednesday 20 September 2023, 6pm - 11pm 

Join us in the heart of London for a gala like no other, raising essential funds to power ZSL’s work to bring wildlife back from the very brink of extinction and to restore the natural world. 

Guests will enjoy an immersive urban safari adventure, exploring London Zoo at twilight with cocktails in hand, to meet our conservationists and endangered animals.  

Find out more and secure your seat


The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians 

Coming soon at London Zoo

London Zoo's newest major exhibit 'The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians' is opening soon and you will get to be amongst the first people to see inside. There will be the chance to explore this exciting new area, hear from key individuals who bought this project to life and see the incredible species that will call this place home. 

Keep your eyes peeled to book your spot soon!

Past Events

VIP Zoo Nights event 

Friday 21 July 2023 from 6pm at London Zoo 

You are invited to a VIP evening at London Zoo’s Zoo Nights, join us for a drink before exploring everything that Zoo Nights has to offer including special talks and tours. With no kids in sight, explore our world of wildlife in the heart of the city and, brand new for 2023, test your skills against your friends in a variety of giant animal-themed games around the Zoo. Do you have the speed of a cheetah or the stealth of a tiger? Compete against your friends and let the winner take to the podium in their rightful place as number one! 

When you’ve worked up an appetite, take your pick of street food vendors offering exciting flavours and unique dishes from around the globe, and grab a drink from one of our pop-up watering holes.

Please note that Zoo Nights is for adults only.

‘A World of Wildlife’ FUJIFILM event

Thursday 22 June 2023 from 6pm, at FUJIFILM ‘House of Photography’ 

Location: FUJIFILM House of Photography, Long Acre, Covent Garden, WC2E 9LH

ZSL invites you to a private viewing of its new photographic exhibition at the FUJIFILM House of Photography in Covent Garden.  The exhibition explores the science behind conservation & wildlife restoration, and celebrates ZSL’s conservation work in the UK and around the world.

Discover how ZSL’s efforts help to protect species, restore ecosystems, support families living with wildlife in Nepal and inspire change in the next generation of conservationist. See incredible photography showcasing the familiar faces of London Zoo such as Lions, Penguins and the baby mangabey monkey to the more exotic pangolin, shoebill and galaxy frog.

Lynx recover in Europe – Lessons for the UK?

6 June 2023 from 6pm at the Huxley Lecture Theatre, London Zoo

Once widespread across Europe, by the middle of the last century Eurasian lynx were on the brink of extinction.

This collapse in population was driven by persecution, deforestation, loss of wild prey and, in some cases, government-led eradication. However, the species managed to cling on in four small isolated populations towards the northern and eastern edges of Europe. The survival and resurgence of Eurasian lynx, to a current population of approximately 8,000 individuals across 25 countries in continental Europe, is one of conservation’s success stories.

Early morning at London Zoo 

Sunday 11 June 2023 from 8:30am

This special morning is an occasion for the whole family where you’ll enjoy a series of special talks with our expert zookeepers and animals, plus children will become zookeepers by making a special breakfast for some of our wildlife.  You can also take part in a unique talk at our Blackburn Pavilion, finding out more about our extinct in the wild Socorro dove and other endangered birds for a true insight into our conservation zoos’ vital work to bring wildlife back from the very brink of extinction.

Watch a video here of the Red River Hogs enjoying the enrichment made for them by our patrons at this exclusive event.