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Zoo weigh-in for all 2,500 animals

All 2,500 animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are being weighed and measured as part of an annual survey.

One of the keepers, Darren Fellows, told ITV News Anglia that they have special scales to weigh the elephants and because the animals response to commands, the task of weighing them is not too difficult.

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Whipsnade Zoo begins animal count

Keepers are counting more than 2,500 animals at Whipsnade Zoo including invertebrates, birds, fish, mammal, reptiles, and amphibians.

One of the zoo's elephants Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

The count is required as part of the zoo's license, and all of the information is logged into the International Species Information System where it is used to manage international breeding programmes for endangered animals.

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