Flamingos are iconic birds - known for their long legs, long neck and beautiful bright colours.

They're very social birds and live in large colonies that can include thousands of birds in the wild. Flamingos also have elaborate courtship displays, which involves marching, head turning, calling and preening. Imagine several hundred to several thousand flamingos performing these dances at the same time - it's not only quite a sight, but it also helps to synchronise breeding within the colony.

We have two impressive breeding colonies here at the zoo, made up of two species: Chilean and Caribbean flamingos.

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