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London Zoo begins its animal count

6 January 2015 Last updated at 16:46 GMT

How do you find out how many animals live in a zoo? Grab a pencil, a clipboard and get counting!

London Zoo is home to more than 17,000 animals across over 750 species, from red-kneed spiders to Sumatran tigers, and must count them all, every year.

All British zoos must do this annually to be granted their licence.

New arrivals this year include 10 baby Humboldt penguins, three tiger cubs and six baby Philippine crocodiles - the first ever bred in Britain.

Watch Ricky's report for more.