Caroline Howard, an education presenter at Dudley Zoo, has told ITV Central that it's a really important task to count the animals.
Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and Dudley Zoo in the Black Country are today beginning their annual animal counts.
Zoos across the region are starting their annual animal counts today. The New Year audits help keepers draw up breeding plans.
It is also done to see how certain species are surviving in captivity. Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and Dudley Zoo in the Black Country will both start their work today.