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Prince William visits China

Earlie this year Prince William visited China. The visit aimed to promote greater Sino-UK collaboration. One major component of his visit was for wildlife conservation. Therefore, a round-table discussion on  illegal wildlife trafficking was organised in Shanghai with 10 organisations invited including ZSL and a trip was made to Xishuangbanna, Yunnan afterwards to further raise public awareness. […]

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Artefact of the month

Inscribed on the front in pencil : ‘M. maximus’ and ‘M. sligoi’,  the three figures of giant salamanders are shown in this drawing, two in side view and one seen from the ventral surface, the drawing has not been signed or dated so it is a bit of a mystery. It may have been prepared […]

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Chinese giant salamander arrives at ZSL London Zoo.

Measuring over one meter in length, with bulging muscles and a giant grin across his face, ZSL London Zoo‘s newest arrival is already making a big impression. Professor Wu, a Chinese giant salamander, is the face of the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) new conservation project, established to help prevent these unique giants from becoming […]

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