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ZSL gets ready for its annual big count

ZSL London Zoo cares for more than 700 different species of mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate, while sister site ZSL Whipsnade is home to over 3,500 animals and is the UK’s biggest zoo.

At the start of every year, ZSL zookeepers take on the mammoth task of recording every animal for its annual stocktake, counting everything from the smallest bug to critically endangered Sumatran tigers. This information is then shared with other zoos and aquariums around the world via a database called Species 360 which is used to help manage conservation and breeding programmes for endangered species.

2018 was a bumper year for both Zoo’s with the birth of two tamanduas, one baby sloth and 12 Humbolt penguin chicks for ZSL London Zoo and two sea lions and four amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade –  all added to the records.

For more information on visiting both zoos go to

Tamandua baby ZSL London Zoo – read more here 

Two toed sloth baby ZSL London Zoo – read more here

Main image: Amur tiger cub ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – read more here

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