Fuerteventura flamingos are in the pink

Flamingos

They are not the first bird species you would expect to see in the Canary Islands but the Flamingo could be about to become a familiar site in Fuerteventura. At the Stella Canarias Zoo in Morro Jable, three pairs of the exotic bird are currently incubating eggs and expect to hear the patter of not so tiny feet in July.

Flamingos don’t normally settle in Spain but their migratory routes can bring them in close contact and in Andalucia in the south of mainland Spain, there are 16,000 pairs living in the wild. The Fuerteventura Zoo is proud of its colourful birds and hoped this could be the start of a major breeding programme to increase their numbers.

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