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In Pictures: All creatures great and small tip the scales at zoo weigh-in

Creatures ranging from a rhinoceros to a wolf spider featured in the attraction’s annual survey.

A McCord’s box turtle during the annual weigh-in at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Yui Mok/PA)
A McCord’s box turtle during the annual weigh-in at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, Bedfordshire (Yui Mok/PA)

By PA Reporter

Creatures ranging from wolf spiders to rhinoceroses have been checked out as part of Whipsnade Zoo’s annual weigh-in.

The yearly check-up records the vital statistics of all creatures great and small at the attraction in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Keeper George sits with northern rockhopper penguins during the annual weigh-in (Yui Mok/PA)
Tizer the Poitou donkey is measured up by keeper Cat (Yui Mok/PA)
There won’t have been many creatures in the zoo tipping the scales any further than this greater one-horned rhinoceros (Yui Mok/PA)
Arachnophobes, look away now… oh, too late. A Desertas wolf spider’s vital statistics are checked
Ring-tailed lemurs pay close attention to the instructions (Yui Mok/PA)
The rockhopper penguins check out the small print while they enjoy a reward (Yui Mok/PA)
These European brown bears settle the question of ‘who’s the tallest?’ once and for all (Yui Mok/PA)
Even the zoo’s finned denizens cannot swim free of the statistical seas – here, a lemon cichlid fish is measured by a keeper (Yui Mok/PA)
Some TLC for Tizer the donkey. All done! (Yui Mok/PA)



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