London Zoo

London Zoo has kicked off the New Year with the mammoth task of their annual stocktake. Responsible for the care of more than 750 different species, keepers faced the formidable task of noting every mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate at the Zoo. An inquisitive Sumatran tiger cub. Picture: Toby Melville/Reuters.

A zookeeper poses with a Vietnamese giant magnolia snail. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP.

Penguin Beach celebrated the addition of nine Humboldt penguin chicks. Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP.

A Mexican redknee tarantula climbs on a clipboard. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP.