Cartenoid pigments, found naturally in a variety of plants and animals provide flamingos with their pink colouring. Very social, flamingo flocks may number up to tens of thousands.

A single white egg is laid and cared for by both parents. Young are able to fly at around 78 days.

The greater flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family, they are found in Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, and into southern and southwestern Asia.

Like humans, when flamingos relax, weight is put more on one leg than the other.

We have a whole flock of adult greater flamingo and three juvenile flamingoes who live near The Watering Hole.

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Meet our flamingo chicks

See how our two new flamingo chicks are settling into their home