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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 at 19:45. 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 at 19:05. 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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02/19/2017. Facebook
After being classified as Extinct in the Wild for nearly 20 years, the scimitar-horned oryx is once again roaming the vast deserts of the Sahara, in a protected reserve almost the size of Scotland!

The oryx was once widespread across the southern Sahara, but was driven to extinction during a period of civil unrest in the 1980s and ‘90s. Since then, the Government of Chad and Environment...
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02/18/2017. Facebook
Did you know that more pangolins have been poached in the last 10 years than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined? Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked wild mammals with more than one million estimated to have been snatched from the wild in the past decade.

On #WorldPangolinDay, help us spread the word about the threats faced by these amazing animals, and find out how ZSL is working to...
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02/17/2017. Facebook
We're LIVE with our pangolin expert Carly Waterman ahead of #WorldPangolinDay tomorrow. Find out all about the world's most trafficked wild mammal, the threats it faces and what ZSL is doing to protect these amazing animals.
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Love is in the air this #ValentinesDay for ZSL London Zoo's okapi!

Did you know that okapi are categorised as Endangered? The shy herbivores can only be seen in the wild in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but ZSL led on creating a global conservation strategy to save the species from extinction. #WithWildlife
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Happy #ValentinesDay!

Did you know that, to win females, male ring-tailed lemurs battle with other males by having a stink fight - who said romance was dead? Find out more about unusual love lives in the animal kingdom.

Valentine's Day in the Animal Kingdom

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02/13/2017. Facebook
Our vets care for thousands of incredible animals, from mighty elephants to tiny birds. This half term, children can experience first hand what it's like being a Zoo vet in our specially-created junior animal hospitals at ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Vets in Action.

This activity, as well as our fantastic programme of daily events and talks are all included in your entry ticket.
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02/12/2017. Facebook
Happy #DarwinDay!

Charles Darwin had a close relationship with Zoological Society of London during his lifetime, becoming a Fellow in 1839 and using his time at ZSL London Zoo to study the behaviour of our animals – including Jenny the orangutan – while writing 'On the Origin of Species'.

He has inspired so many of our staff, volunteers and supporters over the years as we work to champion a...
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Charles Darwin & ZSL London Zoo

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02/11/2017. Facebook
Kids can join in the action this February half term, helping our experts conduct toy examinations at the ‘animal hospital’.

Vets in Action

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02/10/2017. Facebook
ZSL’s Dr Paul Jepson discusses some possible reasons behind the stranding of 400 pilot whales in New Zealand.
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02/07/2017. Facebook
Apple snails live underwater but their bright red eggs are laid above the surface before hatching and dropping into the depths.

The egg colour warns predators that they taste nasty but when fully grown they are a vital food source for a bird of prey, the snail kite. This kite is declining in Florida because of draining and pollution of the Everglades that are affecting snail numbers.
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02/04/2017. Facebook
Did you know that the tidal Thames is home to a variety of marine mammals, including two species of seal?

ZSL conducts annual population counts of the grey seal and the harbour seal so that we can better understand and conserve them. You can support our conservation work by recording your seal sightings in an interactive map.
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02/02/2017. Facebook
Are you looking for a unique gift this Valentine’s? Whether you want to impress a first date, treat the special person in your life or just want to do something new and exciting with friends, ZSL has got it covered.

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02/01/2017. Facebook
This powerful video by The Economist features our Net-Works initiative, which tackles the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets.

Through working with global carpet tile manufacturer Interface, we're enabling fishing communities in developing countries to sell waste fishing nets into a global supply chain, generating fantastic environmental and social benefits.

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01/31/2017. Facebook
Say hello to Beanie the baby giant anteater! ZSL London Zoo's adorable new arrival has been keeping staff busy since her birth on 28 December.
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01/30/2017. Facebook
Seahorses can be found in waters across the world including in the River Thames but their numbers are falling. Support ZSL to work for their future. #WithWildlife
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01/28/2017. Facebook
Not so long ago in a rainforest far, far away, a new primate species was discovered. The Skywalker hoolock gibbon lives in the untouched landscape of the Gaoligongshan region, southwest China.

Because of the remoteness and inaccessibility of the mountainous habitat, very little scientific study has been carried out here, so surprises like the discovery of the Skywalker gibbon can still await...
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01/26/2017. Facebook
The brilliant Net-Works team have collected enough abandoned fishing nets to wrap around the world...TWICE! A huge achievement for wildlife and humans.