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.
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It will be dry this evening and tonight with clear spells and light winds.
Dry with clear spells and light winds overnight, so becoming chilly once again with a rural grass frost possible.