One of those years..?
Our flock of Greater Flamingos has lived at the Park for several years, having arrived from Blackbrook Zoo in the UK after it closed.
Over the past few seasons a number of eggs have been laid, but no serious nesting has been attempted - indeed we were never actually sure now many males and how many females, the flock contained.
In the wild Flamingos live in large flocks and breeding only occurs in years when all conditions are right. Here at Hamerton this must be one of those years!
During 2019, our flock has nested and incubated strongly, never having done so in this way before; and at one point we had no less than thirteen females incubating eggs.
So far, we have five strong chicks of varying sizes doing well!