Flamingos flock to Paradise Park
Staff are tickled pink with the arrival of 5 new flamingos to join their flock.
Curator David Woolcock comments “ We are delighted with how quickly our new Caribbean Flamingos from Slimbridge have settled in. These new arrivals mean we now have 6 pairs. With the bigger flock size, this should mean we are in a stronger position to achieve breeding success in the future.
Our flamingos build their nests in the shallow muddy area, to the right of the lower pond. If you see just one egg then this will be a dummy made of wood to encourage them into the area.”
Flamingos are quite unmistakable, due to their remarkably long legs and neck, and distinctive pink plumage. Their legs let them wade in deep water, and they filter their food of algae and shrimp out of the mud. These are what give them their pink colouring.
More information on our Flamingos here