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ZSL - Whipsnade Zoo

Karen-Jane Dudley

ZSL - Whipsnade Zoo Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2LF

Enjoy an epic day out at the UK’s biggest zoo! Set in 600 acres of panoramic scenery and rolling Chiltern Hills, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is an adventure on an altogether different scale. Opened in 1931 by the Zoological Society of London, to provide a park for animals with natural surroundings and plenty of space, today’s visitors can see more than 2,500 animals. See the elephants on their daily walk around the Zoo, view the majestic rhino…

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Whipsnade Zoo releases incredible footage of a rhino’s eye surgery on World Rhino Day 22nd Sep 2021 Vets at Whipsnade Zoo have revealed behind-the-scenes footage of sight-saving eye surgery being performed on a Greater…
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Whipsnade Zoo announces plans for ‘solar lion’ 20th Sep 2021 Plans are being drawn up to build a ‘solar farm’ in the shape of the famous Whipsnade chalk lion at ZSL Whipsnade…
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s 9,500 animals step up for Annual Weigh-In 24th Aug 2021 A huge-scale operation is underway at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, as keepers coax thousands of animals, including meerkats, reindeer and rhinoceroses,…
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Volunteer army comes to ZSL’s rescue 16th Aug 2021 June 2020 was an exciting time for English zoos as the go-ahead to re-open outdoor areas was finally given by the Government after a three-month national…
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Stand up for elephants! Zoos come together to urge Government to act on World Elephant Day 12th Aug 2021 Zoos issue call ahead of the impending Animals Abroad Bill
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Wild Elephant Conservation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 7th Nov 2019 This year, the elephant habitat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is becoming a space for wild elephant conservation.
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Building the Evidence Base Needed to Conserve Chinese Giant Salamanders 9th Oct 2019 Find out more about ZSL's work in conserving this Critically Endangered salamander.
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BIAZA zoos’ biggest wildlife reintroduction project celebrates five years of success 30th Sep 2019 Two Extinct-in-the-Wild Partula snail species returned to the wild for first time in 25 years
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ZSL's SPOTT: Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit 20th Sep 2019 Developed by ZSL, SPOTT is a free online platform which scores palm oil, timber and pulp, and natural rubber companies annually on their public disclosure of policies, operations and commitments related to sustainability
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Browse Plantation 18th Sep 2019 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo established a browse plantation to help with animal welfare.
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New Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer 10th Apr 2019 The Zoological Society of London is delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Campbell in a new role as Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer.
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ZSL launches Mother Thames campaign 8th Apr 2019 It may be murky but the River Thames is now a thriving wildlife habitat thanks to dedicated conservation efforts. ZSL is inviting people to get involved and protect this precious habitat for the future.
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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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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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Big Bug Bonanza 2017 12th Dec 2017 Big Bug Bonanza (BB) is a bi annual campaign organized by the Terrestrial Invertebrate Working Group (TIWG). In 2017 BBB ran from the 6th to the 13th…
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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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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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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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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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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…