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Record flamingo baby boom at Slimbridge

This year's high temperatures have led to a baby boom for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge.

The Chilean flamingo flock hatched 11 chicks which were parent-reared, with a further nine eggs sent to WWT Washington for hand-rearing.

This is the highest number at the Centre in at least 20 years.

Staff say the Caribbean flamingos also had their strongest year since 2007, hatching and rearing 15 chicks.

Baby Chilean flamingo Credit: Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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