BABY FLAMINGO THINKS IT IS A ZOO KEEPER!!!
The youngest member of Blackpool Zoo’s flamingo flock thinks it is a zoo keeper! Shortly after hatching on July 18th this year, the fluffy flamingo ‘imprinted’ on the first living creature it saw - namely James Mulvany , Blackpool Zoo’s Senior Bird and Reptile Keeper. When three flamingo eggs were laid earlier in the year keepers took the decision to incubate and hand rear the chicks after previous breeding attempts ended in eggs being stolen by seagulls that are prevalent in the seaside resort. Had all three eggs been fertilised and hatched, the young would have imprinted on each other,