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Head count at London Zoo

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

Kumbuka, a male silverback gorilla inspects the keeper's chalk board in his enclosure at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zoo keepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo?'s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted and accounted for.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

A penguin swims past as a keeper counts the birds during a stock take at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zoo keepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo'?s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorillas is duly noted and accounted for.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

A Jungle Nymph sits on the clipboard of a keeper during a stocktake at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zookeepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo'?s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted for.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

A Meercat inspects an abacus as a keeper counts them during a stocktake at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, zookeepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo'?s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

A penguin looks at a keeper's clipboard during a stocktake at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, London zookeepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo'?s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted .

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

Penguins line up as keepers count them during a stocktake at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, London zookeepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo?'s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted.

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Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo |

Keeper Jamie Pearce inspects eagle owl Max in his enclosure at London Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Home to more than 850 different species, London's zookeepers welcomed in the New Year armed with clipboards as they made a note of every single animal. The compulsory annual count is required as part of ZSL London Zoo?'s zoo license, and every creature, from the tiny leaf cutter ants to the huge silverback gorilla is duly noted.

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