15 Delightful Photos Of The London Zoo Weigh-In

These pictures are so, so, so cute.

1. London Zoo weighs all of its animals once a year.

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Here are some flamingos getting ready.

2. It’s a really big job because there are 19,000 animals at the zoo.

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This python weighs 600g.

3. Some animals are so small that they sit on a spoon to get weighed.

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Like this 40g waxy monkey frog.

4. Or on a teeny, tiny set of scales.

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Like this 400g African bull frog.

5. But others are really big.

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Like giraffes.

6. Sometimes, when they’re weighing animals, the zoo keepers stop to give them a hug.

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This is Vicky hugging a penguin.

7. And they sometimes give their animals tasty snacks. Jae Jae the Sumatran tiger likes horse meat.

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8. This meerkat was hungry too.

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9. But as soon as he’d eaten, he got weighed.

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10. Other animals are happy to cooperate without food-based bribes. Like this super cute giant tortoise.

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11. Tawny owls look really cute when they’re being weighed. This one’s called Alberta.

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Alberta weighs 444g.

12. So do spectacled owls like Elton.

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13. Actually, so do Bactrian camels. This one’s called Noemie.

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She’s 625kg.

14. But this is the best animal of them all.

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15. She’s called Tammy. She’s a South American Tamandua and weighs 6.8kg.

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Hi Tammy!

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Tabatha Leggett is head of buzz at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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