While there are still over three million lesser flamingos worldwide, their existence is increasingly threatened by the piss-poor conditions of the lakes they rely on for survival.
Flamingos are regal, but kind of dopey creatures that are known for standing on one leg for reasons that not even scientists can fully explain. If you’ve ever wanted to see them look sillier, check out these chicks, which hatched at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio recently.
The bird – who went by "Greater," on account of it being the last Greater Flamingo to reside in Australia – passed away Friday at Australia's Adelaide Zoo. The bird was eighty-three years old. EIGHTY-THREE.
The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning.