Heat wave leads to flamingo eggs
A British conservation charity said record-breaking heat has encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust said six of the exotic birds laid nine eggs, all of which were infertile. So experts at the reserve in Gloucestershire gave the Andean flamingos eggs from Chilean flamingos.
Mark Roberts, the aviculture manager, said “with the Andeans in full parenting mode, we gave them Chilean chicks to bring up as their own. It’s great motivation and enriching for the birds.”