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London Zoo tackles annual weigh in

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 00:44

Aug. 22 - It’s time for London Zoo's animals to see if they've been eating too much at the annual weigh in. Tara Cleary reports.

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Creatures big … And small. None escape the scale at London Zoo. The animals are weighed and measured every year, says zoo keeper, Angela Ryan. SOUNDBITE: Angela Ryan, London Zoo keeper, saying (English): "It is great to get the weight so we can compare them and the weights of our animals to the weights of the ones not just in other zoos, but also the ones in the wild, because obviously animals in captivity can sometimes put on a little bit more weight being around humans." The information goes into a global data base to allow zoos around the world to monitor animals' health. And while some don't give a hoot about the process, other animals pose a bit more of a challenge.

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London Zoo tackles annual weigh in

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 00:44