But a global assessment by WWF and the Zoological Society of London
(ZSL), of 455 populations of 268 species of wildlife that live only in forests, reveals they have declined by 53% on average since 1970.
The work by scientists at the University of Exeter and Zoological Society of London
could help save species such as the European common frog from being wiped out by a disease.
Major organization : ZSL - ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
Ben Tapley, the Zoological Society of London
's curator of amphibians, said: "We work closely with Border Force to identify unusual animals, but even I was astonished to see that they were Chinese giant salamanders - one of the world's most critically endangered amphibians.
Now a global team of experts, including scientists from the Zoological Society of London
(ZSL), are warning the current toxic concentrations could lead to destruction of 50% of the world's orca populations in the next 30-50 years.
A Wimbledon statement said the ants were on their "nuptial flight", or mating ritual, adding: "According to the Zoological Society of London
, typically they appear at the end of the month, however they have appeared earlier this year."
A team of eight researchers from the Zoological Society of London
(ZSL) published a paper in Science magazine, titled "New genus of extinct Holocene gibbon associated with humans in Imperial China," on June 22 introducing Junzi imperialis, or imperial gibbons, explaining the importance of the find.
Mark Haben, zoological manager at Zoological Society of London
(ZSL), said the incident had brought staff at the zoo together in preparation for the new breeding season.
To start addressing this, the Zoological Society of London
is working hard to provide water fountains at railway stations.
The annual weigh-in allows zookeepers to record the animals' weight and height and send the data to a global information system, the Zoological Society of London
THE LATEST FROM THE CATWALK, RED CARPET AND HIGH STREET | TAKE a walk on the wild side with Oasis this summer, as the retail giant has teamed up with ZSL (Zoological Society of London
) to create a range roaring with animal prints.
He was due to visit the popular attraction next Wednesday, in his role as an honorary fellow of the Zoological Society of London
, to present the Prince Philip Award for Contributions to Zoology.