A rare lesser flamingo chick hatched on Thursday, 21 July at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Llanelli - only the second one to be hatched in captivity in the UK.

The first lesser flamingo chick to be hatched in captivity was at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire in July 2006.

The lesser flamingo egg was actually incubated by Caribbean or American flamingo to improve its chances of survival. The flock actually form a creche to care for their young, so the new arrival will receive better care staying with the Caribbean flock.

Watch footage of the egg being incubated by Caribbean flamingo on You Tube.

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