FREE conservation courses are now online!

Interested in learning more about wildlife conservation? Take our FREE online courses now! ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme, in partnership with United for Wildlife, has developed a free online platform, available to everyone around the world, to learn about wildlife conservation (  You can take our massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) without pre-existing knowledge so […]

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Caught on camera: new footage displays mating behaviour of the purple frog

The purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is currently listed as the world’s 4th most Evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered amphibian species. This unusual frog has a limited distribution, confined to the Western Ghats mountain range in India. For the first time, video footage of the mating behaviour of this species has been released, airing as part of the […]

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Hunting for the baby fish

A team of experts from ZSL recently visited our Chinese giant salamander project in China. Head of ZSL’s herpetology department Ben Tapley has written this blog to describe the trip. Known locally as the baby fish due to the crying sound it reportedly makes, the Chinese giant salamander is the world’s largest amphibian.  Listed as […]

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Creepy Creatures

The weather is biting and the nights are drawing in, but if that’s not enough to make you shiver then maybe you will be unnerved by some of the spooky species hiding within our EDGE database! With their high evolutionary distinctiveness, EDGE species have evolved some truly spooky characteristics for everyday life. Here are some […]

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First Sumatran Rhino Baby Born in Captivity in Indonesia

Last weekend, there was some happy news for Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra: their captive female Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Ratu gave birth to a healthy male calf. Previously Ratu has had two miscarriages, and the 15 month pregnancy made it a nail-biting waiting game for the staff at the park. The calf, named […]

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