Baby Gorilla Goes on First Spring Outing at ZSL London Zoo

Proud mum Mjukuu the gorilla, took advantage of yesterday’s spring sunshine to take her five-month-old son Tiny to explore their outdoor island for the first time. - March 31, 2011

Zoological Society of London to Benefit from Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is delighted to have been chosen by Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton as a beneficiary of their generous wedding charitable gift fund. - March 18, 2011

Tiger Plans Launched at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo launches first ever public appeal for fundraising. Plans for an ambitious tiger Conservation HQ at ZSL London Zoo will be lodged with Westminster Council at the end of this month, the Zoo announced today. - February 23, 2011

ZSL London Zoo's Squirrel Monkeys Are Nuts for Each Other

Love came in the form of heart shaped bunting for ZSL London Zoo’s Bolivian squirrel monkeys today. - February 21, 2011

ZSL London Zoo to Open Largest Ever Penguin Pool

More than 100 penguins will flock to ZSL London Zoo this summer with the opening of England’s largest ever penguin pool. - February 11, 2011

The Missing Lynx | Wild Wild Wipsnade New Exciting Exhibit

Animals lost to Britain return for Easter. England’s lost wildlife will be returned to the country for a new exhibit of extinct British species at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. - March 17, 2010

Mum’s the Word at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos This Sunday

Half price entry for mum this Mother’s Day. Treat your mum to a wild Mother’s Day this Sunday with half price entry to ZSL London Or Whipsnade Zoo. - March 10, 2010

New Male Gorilla at ZSL London Zoo

Photocall date: Monday 01st March. Time: 10.15am (for 10.30am photocall). Meet: The East Service Gate, ZSL London Zoo. - February 28, 2010

'Shell' I Pay for Dinner | ZSL London Zoo's Pensioner Tortoise Knows How to Treat a Lady

Dirk the Galápagos tortoise, who weighs in at an impressive 31 stone, is proving that age means nothing when it comes to romancing in the run up to Valentine's Day. - February 13, 2010

Experience Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo

London’s only living rainforest experience launches Easter 2010. - February 11, 2010

Jumbo Run for Conservation | ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Elephant keepers go the extra mile for animal conservation. Elephant keepers from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are embarking on a mammoth run to help raise money for animal conservation. - February 04, 2010

Gordon Brown Could Create Britain’s Great Barrier Reef; Reported by ZSL London Zoo

10,000 people already backing coral campaign. One of the world’s largest coral atolls, which belongs to Britain, could soon become the biggest marine protected area on Earth. - January 29, 2010

Famous London Eel is Vanishing from the Thames | ZSL Conservation

Eel populations in the River Thames have crashed to alarmingly low levels, conservationists have revealed. Over the last five years scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have recorded a 98 per cent drop in the number of European eels within the river. - January 23, 2010

Reluctant Hero : Cleaner Fish Show It Pays to be Selfless: ZSL London Zoo

Researchers from the Zoological Society of London, University of Queensland and the University of Neuchâtel have discovered that male cleaner wrasse are quick to play the hero when their dinner is at stake. - January 21, 2010

ZSL London Zoo Meerkats Go Crackers for Christmas

The meerkats at ZSL London Zoo are set to have a cracking Christmas this year, with an early festive feast. - December 19, 2009

Penguin Fingerprinting | ZSL London Zoo Researchers Work with Scientists to Develop New Penguin DNA Profiling Technique

Penguins’ DNA is being used for the first time to study how they migrate between colonies. - December 17, 2009

One, Two, Three, ‘Paw?’ | Zsl London Zoo Counts Animals in Annual Stocktake.

The first week back to work after Christmas is always hectic, but count yourself lucky you’re not a ZSL London Zoo keeper this January. - December 11, 2009

Christmas Carnival at the Zoo | Festive Events at ZSL London Zoo

Deck the Zoo with bales of hay... well that’s the way the song goes at ZSL London Zoo. Yep it’s Christmastime, and the Zoo is getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas Carnival – an animal packed celebration of all things festive. - December 09, 2009

No Time for Monkeying Around – 350’s the Limit, World’s Zoos Unite Over Climate Change

Zoos and aquariums will become the last places on Earth to see species such as polar bears and coral if climate change negotiations fail at Copenhagen, warns the global zoo community. - December 02, 2009

Return of the Rhino | Nepal Winning War Against Poachers

Nepal’s greater one-horned rhino population is on the road to recovery, following almost a decade of steep decline caused by poaching. - November 30, 2009

Fragile Nepal | Special Event at ZSL London Zoo

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is hosting a very special one-off evening event, Fragile Nepal, at ZSL London Zoo on Tuesday 24th November to mark the 2009 year of Nepal Nature Conservation. - November 11, 2009

Brazen Baboons | Flighty Females Disrupt Group Harmony

Female baboons on the look-out for love cause havoc in baboon groups by distracting males and breaking down group cohesion, reports a new study in Animal Behaviour. - October 28, 2009

Trick or Treat for Lion Cubs at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo’s Asian lion cubs will be celebrating Halloween with their first peep at a pumpkin this week. - October 23, 2009

No Place Like Home | Africa’s Big Cats Show Postcode Preference

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) carried out the largest survey of Tanzania’s carnivores, using a novel approach making use of over 400 camera trap locations. - October 10, 2009

Animal Adventureaaargh | at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo’s new £2.3m exhibit, Animal Adventure, is getting a spooky makeover this half term. From Saturday 24th October until Sunday the 1st November. - October 09, 2009

Go Boo at Whipsnade Zoo This Halloween

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has frighteningly good fun this October half term Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November. - October 08, 2009

Strictly No Dancing for Zoo’s Rare Foal | Zsl London Zoo

The latest arrival at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a total beginner, but just like the contestants on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing the newborn Przewalski foal is already finding his feet in the public arena. - October 06, 2009

Huge Demand for Friendly Spider Programme | Extra Date Added at ZSL London Zoo

Due to phenomenal demand for ZSL London Zoo’s Friendly Spider Programme, an extra date has had to be added for 2009. - September 30, 2009

ZSL Living Conservation Poor Planet | Poor People

Biodiversity loss undermining global development goals set to alleviate extreme poverty will not be met unless we address the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss, warn leading scientists in a paper published in Science today. - September 20, 2009

Humpback Whale Dies in Thames | ZSL Living Conservation Involved in Rescue Attempt

A 28ft (9.5m) humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was found dead in the River Thames near the Dartford Bridge early on Saturday morning. - September 17, 2009

A ZSL Scientist Helped Unearth a New Species of Giant Rat as Part of an Expedition to a Remote Rainforest in Papua New Guinea

Alanna Maltby, a bat expert in ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, joined the BBC's Natural History Unit on the trek that found the 1.5kg, long Bosavi Woolly Rat. The new rodent measures 82cm from nose to tail, making it one of the biggest rats in the world – as big as a domestic cat. - September 15, 2009

Spend a Gay Sunday at ZSL London Zoo

Sunday 20th September 2009 - 12.00pm – 5.00pm - For the fifth time running ZSL London Zoo will be hosting the most flamboyant event of the year…Gay Sunday. - September 06, 2009

ZSL Condemns Tiger Murder | Poachers Kill Endangered Tiger in Jambi Zoo, Indonesia

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is calling for further enforcement to protect Sumatran tigers, after a female tiger that had formerly been part of a conservation project run by ZSL was slaughtered at Jambi Zoo for her body parts. - August 27, 2009

Its Official - Monkeys Can do A-Levels | ZSL London Zoo

… and it looks like it would be A*s all round for ZSL London Zoo’s bright Bolivian squirrel monkeys. - August 20, 2009

The Tourist Trap : Galapagos Victim of Its Own Success : ZSL Institute of Zoology

Mosquitoes with the potential to carry diseases lethal to many unique species of Galapagos wildlife are being regularly introduced to the islands via aircraft, according to new research published today. The southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, was previously thought to have been introduced to the Galapagos in a one-off event in the mid-1980s. - August 20, 2009

Newborn Lion Cubs Are the ‘Mane’ Attraction at ZSL London Zoo

Zoo’s first lion cubs for a decade made their debut at a Photocall: Thursday 13th August 2009. Time: 9.20am for 9.30am London Zoo at East Service Gate, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY. - August 14, 2009

Battling Brides Head to London Zoo

Inspired by the popular Four Weddings series on Living TV. Find out more about ZSL London Zoo as an extraordinary wedding location. - August 13, 2009

Whipsnade Zoo Trumpets Baby Elephant Birth

Baby Elephant born at Whipsnade Zoo. - August 11, 2009

Crabs Feel the Pinch | River Scavengers Under Threat

The “vultures” of our river systems are at risk from extinction, reveals new research published today. The IUCN Red List assessment, led by scientists from the Zoological Society of London and Northern Michigan University discovered that about one sixth of all freshwater crab species are threatened with extinction, with habitat loss and pollution to blame. - August 11, 2009

ZSL Celebrates Journal's Award Win

ZSL's Journal of Zoology has been named as one of the Top 10 Journals in Biology and Medicine. - August 07, 2009

Join the Party Animals at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo invite you to Experience the Zoo after dark at Zoo Nights 2009 Friday 7th August, 6.30pm – 10.00pm. - August 05, 2009

Healthy Mum – Eggcellent Chicks (Maternal Diet Key to Chick Survival: | ZSL Living Conservation)

Parents who eat their 5-a-day can help protect their chicks against parasites, reveals new research on the New Zealand hihi published today. Scientists identified carotenoids in adult hihi diets as an important ingredient for counteracting the negative effects of the blood sucking mite Ornithonyssus bursa on their chicks. - July 23, 2009

Love or Lust? Only Time Will Shell for ZSL London Zoo’s Giant Galápagos Tortoises

SL London Zoo opens its brand new Giants of the Galápagos exhibit. - July 22, 2009


The largest animals ever to have walked the face of the earth may not have been as big as previously thought, reveals a paper published today in the Zoological Society of London’s Journal of Zoology. - June 24, 2009

From Jack the Ripper to Great White Sharks

What do great white sharks have in common with serial killers? Refined hunting skills, according to a paper published today in the Zoological Society of London’s Journal of Zoology A team of US-based researchers have found that sharks hunt in a highly focused fashion, just like serial... - June 24, 2009

Conserving Threatened Species is Only a Click Away

International targets set for reducing biodiversity loss may still be achieved with the help of a new online conservation tool. The new initiative led by the Zoological Society of London brings together information on the world’s threatened species and demonstrates that we know the least... - June 24, 2009

Flamingos Who Won’t Think Pink

Two baby flamingos are causing zookeepers problems at ZSL London Zoo…because they don’t like the colour pink. - June 20, 2009

Zoo Night at London Zoo is What’s On in London on 7th August 2009 18:30 - 22:00

Escape and unwind this summer and let ZSL London Zoo entertain you by twilight. For one night only ZSL London Zoo will open its doors after hours to give you and your friends a Friday night out with a difference. - June 13, 2009

ZSL Marine Conservation Recognises World Oceans Day Celebrations

Despite starting in 1992, this year’s World Oceans Day celebrations were very special, as they the first to be officially recognised by the United Nations. This is a major breakthrough in conserving and protecting the marine environment. - June 13, 2009

Zoo Night Whipsnade 3rd July 18:30 – 22:00 is What’s on in Bedfordshire in July

Relax and enjoy a summer evening at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as the sun sets over the Chiltern Hills For one night only ZSl Whipsnade Zoo will open its doors after hours to give you and your friends a Friday night out with a difference. - June 13, 2009

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