In Pictures: Don’t forget to count us… animals help staff carry out stocktake

Animals of all shapes and sizes were counted as ZSL London Zoo carried out its annual stocktake.

Sumatran tigers take an interest in the figures during the annual stocktake
Sumatran tigers take an interest in the figures during the annual stocktake (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
A Majorcan midwife toad
A Majorcan midwife toad (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Meerkats are counted during the stocktake
Meerkats made sure their names were on the list (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Penguins in and out of the water were counted as part of the exercise.

Humboldt penguins are counted
Humboldt penguins are counted at the zoo (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Penguins at ZSL London Zoo
Inquisitive penguins try to find out what is going on (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Mjukuu the western lowland gorilla
All present and correct… Mjukuu the western lowland gorilla is ticked off the list (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Meanwhile, staff at the Sea Life London Aquarium have been undertaking a stocktake of their own.

The annual ‘count and clean’ at Sea Life in London
The annual ‘count and clean’ at the aquarium in London (James Manning/PA)
A diver at the aquarium
The creature ‘count and clean’ allows staff to check the overall health of its marine stock (James Manning/PA)
Penguins at the aquarium
The penguins wanted to see what was going on (James Manning/PA)
Aquarists during the annual ‘count and clean’
Aquarists during the annual ‘count and clean’ at the London attraction (James Manning/PA)
Experts have been counting all the fish at the aquarium
Experts have been counting all the fish at the aquarium (James Manning/PA)
Penguins swimming at the aquarium
Penguins swimming at the aquarium (James Manning/PA)