London Zoo conducting annual stocktake
London Zoos annual stocktake takes place behind closed doors.
What? Yeah, I don't get it. Okay. Right. Yeah, yeah, E Yeah, right. Yeah, Yeah. You have to like you. Yeah, yeah, yeah. 2020 has been a challenging year. In fact, probably the most challenging of our 200 year history. We were shut down for over 18 weeks, costing us million's and million's off pounds. But now we're taking stock of what we've done and has achieved in this year and looking at the animals that we've bred, counting them up and sharing out success globally with with our endangered species programs. So we've got some amazing animals to add to the stock tape for the first time today, in our first locked down, we saw two beautiful otter pups born. Then later in September, we had Eddie, our copy calf, part of a really important breeding program on Then, just last month in December, we welcomed geisha from Denmark. Are female so much from tiger to join our mail. Counting 18,000 animals is quite a task. If you could imagine, for some keepers may be counting. The draft is quite easy. They're quite large. But for some of us smaller stock, like our invertebrate species, it can be quite a task, so instead of counting them individually, will count them in colonies, making it slightly easier. However, still, with that many species is quite a task for the zoo.