- Title: GERMANY: ANNUAL STOCKTAKING TIME AT BERLIN ZOO.
- Date: 8th January 2003
- Summary: (L!1) BERLIN, GERMANY (JANUARY 8, 2003) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) ( ** GOOD SCENES **) CU/ZOOM OUT/WS: STEAM RISING FROM CAMEL'S NOSE, PULLOUT TO WIDE OF CAMELS. MV/TRACK: SOUTH AFRICAN FUR SEAL COMING OUT OF WATER AND SLIDING PAST. WS: OF SEALS IN WATER. MV: ELDERLY COUPLE WATCHING. (2 SHOTS) CU: PENGUIN WALKING IN SNOW. MLV: PENGUIN SWIMMING IN POOL. CU: PENGUIN WALKING IN SNOW THEN GOING INTO THE WATER AND SWIMMING. WS: PENGUIN POOL. CU: WILD AFRICAN DOG IN OUTDOOR CAGE WITH YOUNG ONES. SCU: MAN WATCHING. CU/PAN: WILD AFRICAN DOGS IN CAGE. WS: INTERIOR AQUARIUM. SCU: JELLYFISH IN TANK. WS: INTERIOR, AQUARIUM WITH FISH IN TANK. SCU: FISH IN TANK. VARIOUS: SHARKS SWIMMING PAST. (3 SHOTS) MLV: ZOOKEEPER TAKING NOTES. SCU: OF ZOOKEEPER. CRANE DOWN: TO NOTEBOOK. MLV: SHARKS SWIMMING BY. SCU: SOUNDBITE (German) DANIEL STROZYNSKI, ZOOKEEPER IN AQUARIUM SAYING: "During the stocktaking we find out how many fish have died and how many were born over the course of the past year." SCU: FISH IN TANK. SCU: OCTOPUS IN TANK. VARIOUS: ZOOKEEPER'S ARM INSIDE OCTOPUS TANK, OCTOPUS BEING MEASURED. (2 SHOTS) MV/TRACK: ZOOKEEPER WITH SEMI-APE, SO CALLED POTTO. SCU: POTTO ON SCALE WEIGHING 1200 GRAMS. CU: ZOOKEEPER. CU: POTTO. MV: ZOOKEEPER TRYING TO FEED GRASSHOPPER TO POTTO. MV: PELICANS IN PARTLY FROZEN LAKE. WS: BIRDS AROUND LAKE. MV: PELICANS IN PARTLEY FROZEN LAKE. WS: OF PARTLY FROZEN LAKE.
- Embargoed: 23rd January 2003 12:00
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Environment,Quirky,Light / Amusing / Unusual / Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVAELYWD4QOAM0BBP05806ZYV08X
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- Story Text: Once a year it is stocktaking time at the Berlin zoo and long lists are compiled of how many animals live in Germany's oldest zoo.
Figures released on Wednesday (January 8) show a total of 11,933 animals of 1,478 species call Berlin zoo their home.
The annual procedure not only includes a head count but many animals are also weighed and some even measured, such as the octopus.
With the help of a ruler and a small crab as a deterrent, one zoo keeper reached into the octopus tank and tried measuring the animal.
In a different building, a semi-ape known as potto was weighed - and clearly did not enjoy the attention it was receiving from cameras.
Pottos are active at night and the bright neon light put the animal under considerable stress, as one zookeeper admitted.
The 158-year-old Berlin zoo, the oldest in Germany and one of most famous in Europe, claims that "no other city offers such a large variety of animals" and "nowhere else in the world" are figures comparable to the almost 2.9 million visitors last year.
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