Photos: Animals weigh in at London Zoo

Photos: Animals weigh in at London Zoo

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Zookeeper Vicky Fyson, at ZSL London Zoo, weighs and measures penguins during the zoo's annual weigh-in on August 22, 2012 in London, England.

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Posted on August 23, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 24 at 1:50 PM

LONDON, England -- Zookeeper Vicky Fyson, at ZSL London Zoo, weighs and measures penguins during the zoo's annual weigh-in on August 22, 2012 in London, England.

The height and mass of every animal in the zoo, of which there are over 16,000, needs to be recorded. The measurements are collated in the Zoological Information Management System, from which zoologists can use the data to compare information on thousands of endangered species.

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