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Russia Today says of this video:

It was tally time at London Zoo on Thursday as zoo managers began an annual cataloguing of its residents. From owls to otters, penguins to pythons, it’s no easy task when there are more than 17,500 creatures to count, and the final results could take weeks to compile.

But even they are up front about the purpose of the video, right in its title. After most of a week facing fiscal cliffs and the government’s unsurprising but continued inability to serve the people, here are a bunch of cute animals.

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