Flamingo Webcam aka “Where’s Derek”
Welcome to our new Carribean Flamingo webcam.
(Please note the webcam may take a minute to load and on cold windy days the flamingos may be inside for protection)
The flamingos need a muddy ‘lagoon’ to skim for algae to eat and as a location for breeding. As the days get longer they start showing interest in their nests again, they stand on the starter ‘forms’, pulling up wet mud up to create the shape they require.
Keep an eye out for Derek, our first ever Caribbean Flamingo chick who was hand-reared by Keeper Becky Waite with the help of the rest of the Keeper team last year. She is a little bit smaller and although now turning pinkish, she still has grey feathers.
We had to wait until dna analysis of the egg shell before we knew if Derek (the name Becky gave the chick initially) was male or female. We got so used to ‘Derek’, that when we got confirmation she was female we decided to keep the name.
We Need Your Help
It costs more than £1,500 a week just for the food for the nearly 1,200 animals at Paradise Park. If you would like to make a donation, for which we would be extremely grateful, the money would be focused on buying food for the birds and mammals, plus pay for extra enrichment items and veterinary bills.
Please see our donations page here for more info and links. Thank you 🙂