Sunday, 18 November 2012

Chilean Flamingos Transfer to Belfast Zoo!

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This week saw the transfer of some of our Chilean Flamingos to their new home at Belfast Zoo. The Park has had another successful year of breeding with 11 chicks hatched this season so it was time to move on some of our flamingos that were bred in 2010/2011 to avoid over crowding to our enclosure and to swell flock numbers for Belfast to help aid their breeding programme.

Yesterday, Andrew Hope the Curator at Belfast Zoo Northern Ireland made the journey to the Isle Of Wight to collect sixteen Chilean flamingos. The round up went very smoothly and these exotic birds were put into specially designed flamingo boxes that kept the birds sealed in nice and tight and safe ready for their journey to Belfast. We look forward to hearing that they all arrived safely and are doing well in their new home.

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