All posts tagged: ZSL

ZSL launch underwater virtual reality experience

International conservation charity ZSL has launched a brand-new underwater virtual reality experience at London Bridge. Using a custom made viewfinder, Londoners can now dive beneath the surface of the River Thames to see sharks, seals and eels – without getting their hair wet! Developed by Somewhere Else and BYO using Timescope technology, the experience gives […]

Where to discover animals this Halloween

Witches and wizards, creatures of the night and spooky animal tales; read our pick of the best places to visit to keep your little horrors entertained this Halloween and half-term holiday … Head to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun at Boo at the Zoo this October half-term from Saturday 19th to Thursday […]

Thermal images reveal animal behaviour at night

ZSL London Zoo has released a series of fascinating thermal images showing the nocturnal goings-on of some of its animal inhabitants after dark. Using a specialist FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) camera, ZSL’s photographer was able to reveal the unique heat radiation patterns of the animals during the ‘ZSL London Zoo Lodges’ overnight experience. Famous for their […]

Whipsnade to open rare freshwater fish aquarium

The UK’s first aquarium dedicated to conserving the world’s most endangered freshwater fish is due to open at ZSL Whipsnade this summer. Visitors will be able to explore ten of the planet’s most extreme and fascinating aquatic habitats, as they come face-to-face with some of the rarest and most unique fish species in existence. The […]

Go on a LEGO brick safari at Whipsnade

Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will come face to face with a collection of huge, animal LEGO brick creations this Easter. The Great Brick Safari opens to the public on Saturday 6th April and features some unbelievably realistic LEGO brick beasts including a silverback gorilla, hyena, meerkats, penguins and a lion with two playful cubs. […]

Rare ibis reintroduced to the wild

A group of endangered northern bald ibis made a special trip from ZSL London Zoo to Spain last week as part of an international conservation project to reintroduce them to the wild. The juvenile ibis – nicknamed Iris, Indigo, Igor and Ivan by ZSL keepers – travelled to a holding aviary in Jerez Zoo ahead of […]

Fun fishing game teaching marine conservation launched

A new game created by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) aims to educate children on how seabed trawling is damaging to marine wildlife off the Greenland coast. Casting their nets far and wide, players of ‘Tricky Trawling’ must attempt to catch fish out in the open ocean, while avoiding vulnerable seabed-dwelling creatures like […]

ZSL gets ready for its annual big count

ZSL London Zoo cares for more than 700 different species of mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate, while sister site ZSL Whipsnade is home to over 3,500 animals and is the UK’s biggest zoo. At the start of every year, ZSL zookeepers take on the mammoth task of recording every animal for its annual stocktake, counting everything […]

Evolution of extinct Jamaican monkey species revealed

International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has today announced that analysis of bones from an extinct monkey species found in Jamaica reveal it experienced an extraordinary evolution. The mysterious monkey – named Xenothrix  – was discovered by teams from ZSL, London’s Natural History Museum and the American Museum of Natural History in New York […]

New frog species discovered on Vietnam’s highest mountain

Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have been celebrating the discovery of two new frog species who were found on Vietnam’s highest mountain. Discovered 3,143 meters above sea level,  the new frog species have been named by conservationists as the Mount Fansipan horned frog (Megophrys fansipanesis) and the Hoang Lien horned frog (Megophrys hoangliensis)  […]