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It's time to line up your otters, put all your frogs in one place, and make sure every black-capped Bolivian squirrel monkey is present and accounted for — that's right, the London Zoo's annual census is in full swing.
For the next five days, zookeepers will catalogue every meerkat, sort every spider, and take ant population approximations to confirm the presence of every animal living under its care. Sure, this is a publicity stunt. But it's an awesome publicity stunt that actually does find out which creatures have gone missing, passed away, or been born in the last year.
And even more importantly, it's darn cute. You can see the census in action for yourself until Thursday, or just click through our adorable slideshow of the counting in progress. Oh, and if you notice any missing penguins, please inform us immediately.
It's all happening so fast, isn't it? The tree is up at Rockefeller Center, and we begrudgingly welcome the subsequent gridlock. Lights are twinkling, our favorite department store windows are awe-worthy, and RSVPs have been answered.
If there's one time of year I want to get really decked out and glammed up, this is read
There are certain life trials all New Yorkers are bound to experience: delayed subway trains, the impossibility of hailing a cab in the rain, and the highly dreaded and inevitable polar vortex.
While temperatures this season haven't hit sub-zero just yet, you can never be too prepared. So, to adequately prep ourselves read