The flamboyance of flamingos are the very first animal that you will spot when you arrive at the zoo!
This species of flamingo inhabits brackish or alkaline shallow lakes across a region of South American that includes Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.
Usually their specially-shaped beak, flamingos eat algae, small molluscs, crustaceans and other tiny water creatures.
This species is sadly declining in the wild due to egg-harvesting, disturbance by tourism and the degradation of its habitat due to mining. Proposed conservation measures include carrying out surveys during breeding season to monitor population and control intensive egg-harvesting.