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ZSL - London Zoo Zoological Gardens Regent's Park London NW1 4RY

ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since it first opened its doors to the public in 1847. With over 720 animal species, numerous engaging and innovative exhibits and heritage listed buildings (almost as iconic as their inhabitants!); a visit to London Zoo in the heart of the capital, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Come see our penguins hanging out at their recently opened Penguin Beach, our stunning new show…

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Swimming to extinction 4th Dec 2018 Rays half the length of a bus are among the most unique species at risk of extinction according to the latest ranking from ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme.
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London 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 7th Nov 2018 Human and wildlife co-existence is crucial to a sustainable, healthy world. But interactions between people and wildlife can create serious challenges. In recent years the illegal wildlife trade has reached unprecedented levels.
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Zero deforestation? 6th Nov 2018 Latest analysis of palm oil producers finds companies committed to zero-deforestation are failing to monitor production leaving forests at risk.
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In the middle of a waterfall in the depths of the night 1st Nov 2018 A team of experts from ZSL have identified two new species of frog, found 3,143 meters above sea level on Indochina’s highest mountain.
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Scaling up 1st Oct 2018 ZSL has announced the launch of a new conservation and research project aiming to halt the decline of the Philippine pangolin.
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10,000 snails 5th Sep 2018 BIAZA zoos including ZSL London Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Chester Zoo, Marwell Wildlife and RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have reintroduced more than 10,000 Polynesian tree snails.
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Big Week at the Zoo 28th Aug 2018 A new TV series highlighting the vital conservation work, dedicated keepers and amazing animals at BIAZA zoos and aquariums around the UK.
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Scales of justice: Fighting wildlife crime with fingerprints 28th Jun 2018 A new fingerprinting kit for Wildlife Rangers who battle against illegal poaching of pangolins.
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Out-dormice: Hazel dormice are released to the wild 14th Jun 2018 The Wildwood Trust, Zoological Society of London and Paignton Zoo collaborate to release hazel dormice.
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Where have all the Chinese giant salamanders gone? 24th May 2018 Research by the Zoological Society of London finds poaching for meat has pushed Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamanders to the brink of extinction.
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Skin bacteria may predict vulnerability of amphibians to killer chytrid fungus 16th Feb 2018 Joint ZSL/Imperial College London study could open up new avenues in our understanding of wildlife diseases
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Scientists use long-term data to reconstruct shifting patterns of extinction in China 7th Dec 2017 A study led by ZSL’s Dr Samuel Turvey looking into the impact of human based activities on species decline in China has indicated that many mammalian species have retained half their geographical range despite a millennia of habitat destruction and biodiversity loss.
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#OneLess 7th Dec 2017 Across the world millions of single-use plastic water bottles are used and discarded every day. The #OneLess campaign seeks to reduce the use of single - use plastic bottles.
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ZSL scientists lead research into the health of reintroduced red kites 4th Dec 2017 A recent study involving scientists from ZSL has looked into the health of red kites following their reintroduction into the wild. To date, very few studies have monitored the health of wildlife populations established by reintroduction and translocation programmes.
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Surge in seahorse sightings shows importance of River Thames for wildlife 8th Nov 2017 Marine biologists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) working on the River Thames are excited to report more evidence of seahorses living in London’s iconic waterway.
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Dominic Jermey appointed as new Director General of ZSL 7th Nov 2017 International wildlife conservation charity ZSL is delighted to announce the appointment of Dominic Jermey (CVO OBE) to the role of Director General. He replaces outgoing DG Ralph Armond, who has been with the organisation for over 13 years.
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Call the midwife… a toad 19th Oct 2017 This tiny amphibian is a Majorcan midwife toad. A breeding group has been set up at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park as part of Europe-wide efforts to save the species.
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Team ODINN takes the prize at Zoohackathon! 16th Oct 2017 The weekend of the 6th – 8th of October 2017 saw an unusual gathering of 80 coders, creatives and conservationists fighting illegal wildlife trade. ZSL hosted, in collaboration with the U.S Department of State and Bloomberg Zoohackathon 2017 in London.
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Slow and steady wins the conservation race 6th Oct 2017 Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of thousands of tiny endangered tree snails to their former home in French Polynesia, thanks to a global breeding programme coordinated by ZSL London Zoo.
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ZSL London Zoo granted National Lottery funds to restore iconic aviary 4th Oct 2017 ZSL London Zoo has received a second-stage grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore its renowned Snowdon Aviary in a remarkable new renovation.
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Showcasing the science behind Britain’s zoos and aquariums 20th Sep 2017 The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be heading to New Scientist Live – a national festival of science taking place at London’s ExCeL from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.
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When is a chicken not a chicken? 13th Sep 2017 Today is Mountain Chicken Day, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the mountain chicken frog, a large, Critically Endangered amphibian endemic to the islands of Dominica and Montserrat.
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Where the wild things are… 7th Aug 2017 From hedgehogs and frogs to beetles and butterflies, visitors to ZSL London Zoo will go home armed with ways of welcoming wildlife into their own gardens, picking up tips at the brand new Wildlife Garden, opening on Tuesday 15 August.
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Space invaders! Protected areas defend wildlife from invasive species 2nd Aug 2017 Collaborative study suggests nature reserves enable greater resilience for ecosystems against foreign invaders
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Prestigious awards honour the stars of conservation science 21st Jun 2017 Some of the brightest minds in conservation science were recognised last night (Tuesday 20 June) as international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) hosted its prestigious annual awards ceremony at its ZSL London Zoo headquarters.
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Robovacc – vaccination in the 21st century 20th Jan 2017 Senior keeper Tony Cholerton from ZSL London Zoo is a man of many talents. Recently he has developed a method to vaccinate the zoo's tigers remotely. A method he is now adapting for use on other species as well.
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Landmark report shows global wildlife population on course to decline by 67 per cent by 2020 27th Oct 2016 New data released by WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) today reveals that overall global vertebrate populations are on course to decline by an…
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Coders win for wildlife 11th Oct 2016 Technology triumphs at ZSL London Zoo's first-ever Zoohackathon.
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Global plan aims to save elusive okapi from extinction 18th Feb 2016 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), supported by partners including the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) and global conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), has published the first-ever coordinated global strategy to protect the unique and elusive okapi from extinction in the wild.
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Amphibians, the rise and demise? 5th Dec 2013 Amphibians are in trouble, 1/3 of the 7,000 described species are threatened with extinction.
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Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragons 16th Aug 2013 Research showed that the Komodo dragon could produce young from unfertilised eggs.