Near Threatened


Chilean Flamingo

Fact: In the wild, the pink colouration in their feathers comes from the tiny animals they eat.
Habitat: Mudflats and salt lakes.
Threats: Copper mining that drains their lakes, urban development, hunting, egg collection and pollution.
Range: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Additional Information: Average lifespan in the wild is 30 years.