Zoo's Annual Stock-take

Bristol Zoo is carrying out its annual census of animals.

The stock-take involves counting all 400 species.

Zoo's annual stock count: full report

Tom's been a busy guy and it's a hectic time of year for zoo keepers across our region and quite a stressful one too.

Why? Because they've got to count all the animals, insects, birds and reptiles as part of their annual census. A counting exercise to end all counting exercises, but an important one. Tanya Mercer reports.

Zoo carries out its annual stock-take

Bristol Zoo is carrying out its annual census of animals.

The stock-take involves counting all 400 species in the zoo from gorillas to insects - it has the potential to be a nightmare for zookeepers, the most challenging part of the audit is apparently counting more than 700 birds.

Tanya Mercer has been at the zoo this morning and sends this report:

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