Report and vocabulary
You might think standing out in the wild would work against you.
But for flamingos, it's the pinker and older birds who seem to be the key individuals in the flock.
That's the conclusion reached by researchers in Britain. They are trying to understand the animals in order to help them thrive in captivity.
Four of the six remaining species of flamingo are threatened with extinction. Many of their wetland habitats are being affected by mining.
- standing out
being obvious and noticeable
group of birds, sheep or goats
be successful, healthy or happy
complete disappearance of a particular species of animal or plant
area of land which is often covered with water