Floating flamingo at Slimbridge

Posted on 10. Oct, 2013 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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An Andean flamingo at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire, has taken chilling out to the extreme and has taken to floating.

The 52-year-old Andean flamingo started the unusual behaviour a few weeks ago as the weather warmed up and now regularly indulges in a mid-afternoon float. Flamingo expert Paul Rose who studies the flocks at WWT Slimbridge had never seen the behaviour before.

See also at Slimbridge three baby flamingos are taken out for exercise by their ‘mum’ Phoebe Young. Staff at Slimbridge Wetland Centre are handrearing the three birds after they hatched late in the season. Chilean Flamingos are endangered in the wild. Video captured by James Lees: http://youtu.be/t3bZ4pb-ig8

And other films of Slimbridge by clicking on Slimbridge tag. See more about the wonders of WWT Slimdridge at: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/slimbridge/

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