In the wild
Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus
Status: Classified as Least Concern
Distribution: Africa, Asia and parts of Europe
Greater flamingos live and feed in groups called flocks or colonies. They find safety in numbers, which helps to protect individual birds from predators while their heads are down in the mud. Greater flamingos also breed while gathered in groups. Once mating is complete, a pair takes turns incubating their single egg. Young flamingos are born gray and white and do not turn pink for two years.
Shrimplike crustaceans are responsible for the flamingo's pink colour.
Adopt a Flamingo from £50.00
Our General Adoption scheme includes all this:
- A special Adoption Certificate
- Recognition at your adopted animal's home
- A photo of a Flamingo
- A day pass to Marwell Wildlife
- An annual subscription to Marwell News
- Flamingo fact sheet
- Presentation folder
- Access to online Adopters Zone
- Car sticker
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