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03/26/2017 at 12:32. Facebook
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03/25/2017 at 13:12. Facebook
Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet. Populations all over the world are being threatened by the loss and degradation of their habitat, pollution and climate change. But amphibians like the endangered Sardinian brook salamander are also suffering the effects of a global disease pandemic. The fungal disease ‘chytridiomycosis’, or chytrid for short, is...
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03/22/2017. Facebook
Plastic pollution is one of the major threats to the world’s ocean. Did you know that a single-use plastic water bottle takes 450 years to break down into plastic particles, which themselves pollute the ocean for hundreds of years? In the UK we get through 13 billion plastic bottles each year – over 200 per person.

This #WorldWaterDay, take the #OneLess pledge and join our fight against...
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03/21/2017. Facebook
Critically Endangered and found nowhere else in the world, the Sumatran tiger is the rarest and smallest subspecies of tiger, with only around 300 remaining in the wild. A major threat is the loss of habitat due to the expansion of oil palm plantations, and the industry could be destroying larger areas of forest than was previously thought.

ZSL's SPOTT (Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency...
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03/20/2017. Facebook
Why are marine ecosystems so important? Find out in our brand new marine conservation course: Ocean Optimism.

We’ve developed the free online course in partnership with United for Wildlife, giving you the opportunity to learn about the value of marine species and their habitats, the impacts of human activities, and conservation approaches to tackle threats: learn.unitedforwildlife.org
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03/19/2017. Facebook
Seahorses are charismatic symbols of marine habitats, but sadly face serious threats. Every year, millions of seahorses are stripped from the sea by trawlers and fishers, while their habitats are polluted and destroyed.

Project Seahorse was co-founded by ZSL in 1996 to combat these global threats, and has since worked tirelessly to conserve and achieve the sustainable use of seahorses around...
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03/18/2017. Facebook
And then there were two! A second scimitar-horned oryx calf has been born in the wild in Chad - a species that was classified as Extinct in the Wild 17 years ago.

ZSL is supporting a ground-breaking collaborative project, led by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, the Government of Chad and the Sahara Conservation Fund, to reintroduce the oryx to their historical range in central Chad. This...
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03/14/2017. Facebook
Treat your mum to some truly wild gifts this Mother's Day with our beautiful new safari homeware range!

Order by March 19 and receive FREE standard shipping with the promotional code MELATI.

Mother's Day gifts | ZSL Shop

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03/12/2017. Facebook
Komodo dragons are the largest living lizard, native to remote volcanic islands in Indonesia. Their diet includes carrion, deer and pigs - although they will eat almost anything - and they can use their long tongue to smell prey up to 5km away!

Perhaps their most interesting characteristic though is that adult females have the incredible ability to reproduce independently without mating with...
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03/11/2017. Facebook
Did you know that we can bring ZSL to your classroom?

It isn't always possible for teachers to take students on school trips as much as they would like, but our Digital Outreach sessions mean that you don't have to, we can bring the Zoo to you! By using Skype, we can provide context to classroom teaching for both KS1 and KS2 with help from the species at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo....
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03/08/2017. Facebook
On #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating some of the amazing women who have contributed to ZSL’s history. One such woman was Dr Joan Procter – an internationally recognised herpetologist and something of a celebrity in her time. At just 19, she presented her first scientific paper at ZSL and went on to become Curator of Reptiles at ZSL London Zoo in 1923. [ Zsl.org Link ]...
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03/06/2017. Facebook
Wishing our handsome Sumatran tiger Jae Jae a very happy birthday!

Celebrate by learning more about ZSL's incredible conservation work with the species: [ Zsl.org Link ]
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03/05/2017. Facebook
Did you know there are only approximately 500 Asiatic lions left in the wild? They’re found in the Gir Forest of Western India in a tiny patch of forest where one disease epidemic or forest fire could wipe them out forever.

But with your support, ZSL is able to work with partners in India to safeguard Asiatic lions. We’re providing training and expertise, for example by working with the...
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03/03/2017. Facebook
What would a world without wildlife mean to you?

Over 58% of the world’s wildlife has disappeared since 1970. If these declines continue, the majority of our planet’s most iconic creatures could disappear within our lifetimes. But the future is not written yet. At ZSL, we are working to protect animals and their habitats in over 50 countries. This #WorldWildlifeDay, text ZSLPROTECTS to 70300...
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03/02/2017. Facebook
We’ve been celebrating #WorldBookDay today with help from ZSL London Zoo's tallest residents!

This Easter, Rod Campbell’s much-loved children’s book, Dear Zoo, will come to life at ZSL London Zoo for its 35th anniversary. We met with one of our favourite characters from the story – the giraffe – to find out more about the species and the Dear Zoo adventure trail.
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03/01/2017. Facebook
ZSL Special Children's Day will be running again this year at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!

Special Children's Day 2017

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02/28/2017. Facebook
Some beautiful courtship footage of the hooded grebe, from the organisation our EDGE Fellow Kini Roesler works with.

Since its discovery in 1974, the hooded grebe has suffered population declines of over 80% with fewer than 1000 left in the wild. Kini is using solar-powered tags, citizen science, and traditional field surveys to determine the threats that affect these birds during their...
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02/26/2017. Facebook
Pygmy hippos, unlike common hippos, are far more adapted to a land-dwelling lifestyle with fewer webbed toes and a smaller more streamlined head. Sadly, they are also under greater threat and are categorised as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

ZSL EDGE of Existence Programme identified pygmy hippos as a priority for conservation in 2007, and we are working to protect them in Liberia’s Sapo...
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02/24/2017. Facebook
The scimitar-horned oryx has been declared Extinct in the Wild for nearly 20 years, but through a ground-breaking collaborative project, we’ve helped to bring them back from the brink of extinction! This reintroduction programme is the result of over 40 years of conservation work by ZSL and partners, and it’s remarkable to see them roaming the Sahara once again. #scimitarhornedoryx

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02/22/2017. Facebook
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,...
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