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London Zoo counts animals in two by two

General January 4, 2014

London Zoo counts animals in two by twoEvery gorilla, penguin and even each ant in London Zoo was being rounded up and counted as the attraction's annual census got under way Thursday. More than 850 species and thousands of individual animals have to be registered in the week-long stock take, which is required as part of the zoo's licencing agreement. Some of the world's most endangered species were being counted for the first time, including the first spiny-headed lizards to be born in Britain. "All of the keeping staff at London are out with their animals and keeping an eye on how they have been over the last year," said zoological manager Mark Habben.

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