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
- A car sticker
- A bookmark
- A photo of a flamingo
- Complimentary adult admission ticket
- Animal fact sheet, so you'll know all about flamingos
- Access to the online Adopters Zone
- Recognition on the adopter board at the flamingo enclosure
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