- Bangladesh diaries: tales of a trainee tiger conservationist
- Introducing the Tiger Team
- The big picture of tiger conservation
- Visiting my Chagossian heritage – Yannick Mandarin
- Egypt Expedition – Meet the team
- The new Principles and Criteria are approved, but challenges remain
- There’s no right way to eat a rhesus
- The RSPO endorses the ZSL High Conservation Value Monitoring System
- Work with hunters on Easter Sunday but no bunnies
- Andrea: I think the statement "hunters with metal ammuniti...
- Elsa Lamb: WOW! what an adventure. So sad to see the original...
- Elsa Lamb: What wonderful work you do, I'm so proud of you Ta...
- Marcus Felson: A new center on wildlife crime. A new Symposium t...
- Marcus Felson: Increasingly criminologists are looking at wildlif...
Blondie the (almost) blind porcupine
Today we had a rather prickly patient. Blondie the cape crested porcupine came by for a check-up. The keepers had noticed she seemed to be losing her sight, and with Blondie being an albino this is a very normal side effect of having no pigmentation. Being albino means a complete or partial absence of pigment in [...]
Bonito the giant anteater
This week we had another unusual patient in the vet department. Bonito the Giant Anteater stopped by to have a general health check and a few x-rays. He is an old chap, and we suspected he, as other elderly patients do, had back problems as he has appeared stiff some mornings. We were lucky to [...]
A goat and a monkey walk into a hospital…..
This week we’ve had a pygmy goat and a colobus monkey visit the vet department! Widget, the pygmy goat came in today with Rob his keeper, to have his horns trimmed. He is a young goat, only 4 years old, and he was disbudded (had his horns permanently removed) before he came to the zoo [...]
Photographing Flamingo Feet
Today the vets were health checking all the flamingos. This is an event that takes place twice a year and usually correlates with the move of the flamingos from their summer pond to their winter house or vice versa. It is not surprising that Flamingos do not like the winter we get in this country [...]
Lizards and Geckos
De-worming is a procedure most pet owners are familiar with, but did you know that ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos de-worm many of their animals on regular basis? This week the Reptile Section’s quarantine area was visited by Heather the veterinary Nurse and she gave de-worming treatments to three collared tree lizard (Plica plica) and [...]
Soon-to-be Canadian Meerkats
This week we performed more pre-export health checks. This time they were on a significantly smaller species than last week; three meerkats. These juvenile meerkats were born here in ZSL London Zoo and have now reached an age where they can leave their family group. In the wild they would often stay within their family [...]