Watch: Animals at London Zoo are counted in annual stock take

London Zoo has today (Wednesday 3 January) carried out its annual stock take, a mammoth task that involves tallying up every furred, feathered, and scaled creature in its care.

The conservation zoo is home to more than 300 different species, from Endangered Galapagos giant tortoises and Asiatic lions to critically endangered Sumatran tigers - all of which are logged and recorded as part of the Zoo’s annual license requirement.

During the count, Crispin and Zac, the Zoo’s two boisterous Sumatran tiger cubs quickly turned the ‘register’ in their enclosure into a toy, dragging it away to gnaw on, while the colony of 74 Humboldt penguins patiently lined up to be counted by zookeeper Jessica Fryer.