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London Zoo's annual weighing of the animals

Meerkats stand around a weighing machine at London

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

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)

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)

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)

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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