In Pictures: Counting the animals at London Zoo

The annual count of animals is under way at London Zoo as keepers take stock after four meerkats and an aardvark died in a fire before Christmas.

The zoo reopened on Christmas Eve, but the stocktake - originally set for January 2 - was postponed until this week to "get more staff involved" and give the zoo more planning time.

ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake
ZSL London Zoo annual stocktake