The animals went in two-by-two... Zoo census gets underway

Zookeeper Pippa Green carries out Bristol Zoo census last year. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

From the giraffes to the gerbils, Paignton Zoo will be carrying out its annual census of animals.

A potential headache for zookeepers, the stock-take involves counting more than 2000 creatures, including hundreds of giant cockroaches.

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Zoo's Annual Stock-take

Bristol Zoo is carrying out its annual census of animals. The stock-take involves counting all 400 species.