Flamingo

Photo of a Flamingo

In the wild

Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus
Status: Classified as Least Concern
Distribution: Africa, Asia and parts of Europe
Type: Bird
Diet: Omnivore

About Flamingos

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

Adoption Pack

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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Adopt a Flamingo

£100 package

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Your additional £50 could help towards the cost of a hospital unit for newborn animals or towards the installation of essential CCTV equipment to monitor expectant mothers in their living quarters.

As a thank you, Premium adopters will also receive an extra day pass (two in total) and a voucher to use in our Gift Shop.

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