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Flamingos put on a show at Slimbridge

Slimbridge Wetland Centre's flamingos put on a show for tourists this week by performing their 'courtship dance'.

Chris Higgins took the footage as he visited the wildlife haven, with his son, from Kent. The synchronised movements help the birds decide who to mate with.

The Wildlife and Wetland centre's flock is the largest in the UK.

Missing crane chick feared dead

The chick is believed to have perished Credit: ITV News

A chick which wildlife experts hoped would be the first wild crane to survive in western England for 400 years has disappeared from Gloucestershire.

Conservationists said the chick had vanished from sight at the Slimbridge Wetland Centre reserve and, as there were many risks to a young bird, they were assuming it had died.

Its parents Chris and Monty were hand-reared as part of the Great Crane Project project to reintroduce cranes to western England, and experts said they were "gutted" the chick had died.


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