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 www.zsl.org
Main image: Amur tiger cub ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – read more here