Did you know that tapirs are related to horses and rhinoceroses? The Malayan tapir, or Asian tapir, is one of four species and is native to tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
Habitat loss is a big threat for this shy mammal, especially large scale conversion of lowland forest to oil palm plantations. It is endangered and listed as part of the ZSL EDGE of... View details ⇨
Do you know an animal-mad 8-10 year old? Help them explore their passion for wildlife with a rare insight into life around the Zoo!
Our Junior Zoo Academy is a two-day programme available at both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which includes animal challenges, games, talks and keeper experiences. Find out more and book a course:
We're celebrating #EarthDay2017 at ZSL by hosting Day Three of the Conservation Optimism Summit!
If you're visiting ZSL London Zoo today, help us celebrate positive thinking in conservation and join us for hands-on workshops, panel discussions and film screenings. Find out more about the day's activities on our website and join in the conservation using #ConservationOptimism.
Environmental Campaigner and TV Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, recognises the importance of sharing inspiring conservation stories and not being bogged down in doom and gloom. He’s supporting the Conservation Optimism Summit, a three-day event from 20-22 April highlighting conservation accomplishments.
The summit concludes on #EarthDay2017 with a public event at ZSL. Find out more and... View details ⇨
The River Thames is home to an often unexpected array of wildlife, and ZSL is working to conserve and enhance this biodiverse ecosystem. Could you help us?
We're recruiting citizen scientist volunteers to support our vital conservation work in London's rivers. Whether you can help for a few hours, days or months, there are a range of projects for you to get involved with throughout the... View details ⇨
With growing pressures on biodiversity, conservation is too often seen as a crisis discipline. But despite the doom and gloom, there's much to be upbeat about.
ZSL is celebrating positive thinking in conservation with the Conservation Optimism Summit, a three-day event from 20-22 April highlighting conservation achievements and looking at how we can learn from them. The summit concludes on... View details ⇨
We're LIVE at ZSL London Zoo with our okapis and their keeper, Gareth. Find out all about these shy mammals, the threats they face in the wild and how ZSL is helping to protect them. Tune in and ask your questions!
Our largest residents at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have moved into their brand new Centre for Elephant Care, opened by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh today. The centre has been designed by award-winning architects and uses our keepers' expertise to ensure that it's the best possible home for our herd.
As well as caring for our own Asian elephants, ZSL is also protecting the species in... View details ⇨
Nature is facing huge challenges, but there are also many conservation success stories, from the return of the iconic scimitar-horned oryx to the wild, to recycling fishing nets into sustainable products in the Philippines. We believe we should be optimistic about the future of the world’s wildlife – despite the often depressing headlines.
The mountain chicken frog is under threat from a fungal disease called chytridiomycosis, or chytrid for short, which has caused the decline or extinction of over 200 amphibian species.
ZSL is part of a collaborative project, coordinated by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, at the forefront of research to combat chytrid and conserve species like the mountain chicken frog. Join us for a... View details ⇨
Join us at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this Easter to visit our pack of African hunting dogs and brand new Centre for Elephant Care, and enjoy an exciting weekend of PAW Patrol fun! Book tickets online and save 10%.
As their environment responds to climate change, many plants and animals are being forced to move, relocating to higher altitudes, greater depths in the oceans and towards the poles.
The arrivals of these new species can create chaos for ecosystems, but it isn’t only a concern for conservationists. There are likely to be serious consequences for human populations all over the world,... View details ⇨
This remarkable photograph is a first, showing the "Extinct in the Wild" scimitar-horned oryx living with the Critically Endangered dama gazelle… in the wild!
Taken by ZSL’s conservationists working in the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Reserve, Chad, this image is the outcome of a sustained effort to reintroduce the oryx into the wild led by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, the Government of... View details ⇨