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In Pictures: London Zoo Conducts Annual Stocktake

Andy Thornley
By Andy Thornley Last edited 35 months ago
In Pictures: London Zoo Conducts Annual Stocktake
Dinner time. A Rockhopper penguin gets a fish
Dinner time. A Rockhopper penguin gets a fish
Taking a dive, a keeper counts the penguins underwater.
Taking a dive, a keeper counts the penguins underwater.
Simples
Simples
Meerkats help the count with their abacus
Meerkats help the count with their abacus
"Owl just be a minute..."
"Owl just be a minute..."
Stre-out - an eagle owl looks on, disaprovingly
Stre-out - an eagle owl looks on, disaprovingly
Kumbuka the silver back gorilla counts himself during the stocktake
Kumbuka the silver back gorilla counts himself during the stocktake
"Are you guys done yet..?!" Kumbuka looks bored of having his picture taken
"Are you guys done yet..?!" Kumbuka looks bored of having his picture taken
An amusingly-named 'Jungle Nymph' is counted
An amusingly-named 'Jungle Nymph' is counted
Fabulous flamingoes
Fabulous flamingoes

The Zoological Society of London, better known to you and us as London Zoo, undertook its annual stocktake of animals today. Thankfully, all of the tigers were accounted for!

The stocktake is required under the terms of the zoo’s licence and the results of the count are kept on the International Species Information System, where the data is shared to help with international breeding programmes.

For the first time Kumbuka, a silverback western lowland gorilla, was included in the survey as he was recently introduced to the zoo as part of the European breeding programme for endangered species.

Last Updated 02 January 2014

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They should ask Count von Count to help them, although it may take a bit longer...