Greater Flamingo chicks hatch at Birdworld
The keeping team at Birdworld situated near Farnham, Surrey are pleased to announce that park’s resident flamboyance of Greater Flamingos have hatched chicks for the second year in a row!
To ensure the safety of the chicks, a number of the eggs were carefully incubated and monitored by the dedicated staff at the park to ensure that each egg received the best possible chance of hatching. To date the park has welcomed four chicks to Flamingo Cove this year.
Birdworld received the flock of 25 Greater Flamingos from Durrell Zoo in Jersey and opened the purpose-built Flamingo Cove exhibit in May 2015. The delightful walk-through enclosure features natural planting, a running water stream and plenty of space to provide a healthy environment for all its animals in surroundings that mimic their habitat in the wild. Last year the birds successfully bred and raised four chicks, which are now maturing and gaining their distinctive pink feathers.
Duncan Bolton, Birdworld Curator, commented: “We are delighted with the news about our flock of Greater Flamingos successfully breeding and hatching chicks again this year. We eagerly await to see if more eggs hatch and hope that these chicks thrive in what is a very exciting 50th Anniversary year for Birdworld.”