© Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 07/01/2014 Whipsnade, UK. Bailey the Californian sealion is counted by keeper Jo Shirley during the annual stocktake at Whipsnade Zoo.
Home to more than 2,500 animals zookeepers take stock of every invertebrate, bird, fish, mammal, reptile, and amphibian.
The compulsory count is required as part of the zoo’s license, the results are logged and the data is shared with zoos around the world to manage international breeding programmes. Photo credit : Simon Jacobs
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