Today was our annual weigh in!
The measurements are recorded into the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS), a database that helps zookeepers around the world compare important information on thousands of endangered species.
Keepers use target training to get monkeys - like this Emperor Tamarin - to go onto the scales #ZSLWeighIn #Monkey #LondonZoo #Cute
Getting weighed at the ZSL London Zoo annual weigh in
As penguins moult all of their feathers at once, they lose their waterproof coat and can’t go fishing so they pile on the pounds first to keep up their energy levels #Fact
#ZSLWeighIn #Penguins #LondonZoo #Cute
Today we undertook our anual animal weigh in.
From tiny beetles and rare butterflies, to cumbersome camels and mammoth elephants, all sorts of incredible creatures were greeted with tiny rulers and giant sets of scales, as keepers began recording the vital statistics of each of the Zoo’s...
The key to a penguin's heart? Fish. Definitely fish #ZSLWeighIn #LondonZoo #Penguin #Cute
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Ricky loving all the photographers around for the #ZSLWeighIn #ShowOff #Penguin #Rockhopper #Ricky #LondonZoo #Cute
Plan a trip to ZSL London Zoo this week without using the Tube.
It’s easy to get here, with a choice of national rail, London Overground, bike facilities, car park (outside the congestion zone) or buses (including waterbus!).
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Yep, even these get weighed #ZSLWeighIn #LondonZoo #Snails
Dirk the Galapagos Tortoise LOVES having his neck scratched by keepers #FunFact #ZSLWeighIn #LondonZoo #Dirk #Tortoise
Knowing weights helps with veterinary treatments - medicine doses are calculated on an animal's weight #ZSLWeighIn #LondonZoo #Camel
After enjoying a staycation at London’s partner site in ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the red-faced spider monkeys have returned to London and into a brand new pad in the Rainforest Life exhibit.
Having a hoot during the annual weigh in! #ZSLWeighIn #LondonZoo #Owl #TerriblePuns