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Meerkats stand around a weighing machine at London Zoo during its annual weighing and measuring. (Aug. 22, 2012)

London Zoo's annual weighing of the animals

Zookeepers grabbed their scales and measuring tapes for the annual weigh-in at ZSL London Zoo. The height and mass of the more than 16,000 creatures at the zoo were to be recorded.

A zookeeper measures Dirk the giant tortoise during
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A zookeeper measures Dirk the giant tortoise during London Zoo's annual weigh-in. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Zookeeper Grant Kother measures a giant tortoise during
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Zookeeper Grant Kother measures a giant tortoise during London Zoo's annual weigh-in. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Meerkats stand around a weighing machine at London
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Meerkats stand around a weighing machine at London Zoo during its annual weighing and measuring. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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A meerkat on a weighing machine at London
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A meerkat on a weighing machine at London Zoo during the annual weighing and measuring of the animals. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Meerkats gather around a scale during London Zoo's
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Meerkats gather around a scale during London Zoo's annual weigh-in. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Giraffes about to be weighed and measured at
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Giraffes about to be weighed and measured at London Zoo. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A zookeeper at London Zoo prepares to weigh
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A zookeeper at London Zoo prepares to weigh and measure the giraffes. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A keeper at London Zoo measures an African
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A keeper at London Zoo measures an African millipede. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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London Zoo's Elton, a spectacled owl, sits on
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London Zoo's Elton, a spectacled owl, sits on a scale. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Elton, an eight-week old spectacled owl, is weighed
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Elton, an eight-week old spectacled owl, is weighed under the watchful eye of keeper Lucy Smith at London Zoo. (Aug. 22, 2012).

Elton, an eight-week old spectacled owl at London
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Elton, an eight-week old spectacled owl at London Zoo. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A rockhopper penguin at London Zoo, about to
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A rockhopper penguin at London Zoo, about to be weighed. (Aug. 22, 2012)

A penguin gets a turn on the scale
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A penguin gets a turn on the scale during the annual weigh-in at London Zoo. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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London Zoo trainee keeper Vicki Fyson weighs a
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London Zoo trainee keeper Vicki Fyson weighs a Humboldt penguin. (Aug. 22, 2012)

Vicki Fyson, a London Zoo keeper-in-training, weighs Humboldt
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Vicki Fyson, a London Zoo keeper-in-training, weighs Humboldt penguins. (Aug. 22, 2012)

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