At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, the largest zoo in the United Kingdom, work has begun to determine the current animal population.
The annual census is required for zoo licensing. This year it is being conducted for the first time during a lockdown.
The zoo is home to nearly 4,000 animals and 280 species – including Red Pandas. One “new arrival” last year was Nilo. Its mother is the female Red Panda Tashi.