Located in Nairobi, Kenya is a beautiful lake called Lake Nakuru. It is a National Park that is home to many wild animals including lions, rhinos, leopards, and giraffes. But what makes this place unique is the flamingos. The sight is rather astounding. Check out the pictures below:
Along the coastline, millions, yes we said millions, of flamingos reside.
There are more flamingos here than any other area of the world.
Flamingos are sometimes called “fire”, because they have some very bright and unique colors.
I am sure you are wondering the reason they are migrating to this beautiful lake.
The lake is full of algae that is a great food option for these birds.
The lake is also very salty, which means hardly any other animals can survive in the lake.
In this area of the world, the flamingo’s feathers are very bright due to the beta carotene found in the algae in the lake.
Along with the very bright flamingos, they recently brought a rare White Rhino to this national park. They are on the verge of extinction, so this may be their last and only hope of continuing on with the species.
Tourists from all over the world travel thousands of miles to visit see this beautiful site.
And just for fun, here are some fun facts about these unique birds.
Here’s a fun fact for you: A flock of flamingos is known as a flamboyance.
Flamingos have a wild lifespan of 20-30 years, but in captivity have been recorded as living up to 50 years or longer.
An adult flamingo’s legs can be 30-50 inches long, which is longer than their entire body.
The pink color flamingo’s feathers is caused by their food, and a flamingo’s diet includes shrimp, plankton, algae and crustaceans.
The backward bending “knee” of a flamingo’s leg is actually the bird’s ankle. The actual knee is very close to the body and is not usually visible.
What an incredible site to see in person . I am sure the pictures don’t even come close to doing the justice of what this looks like. Lake Nakuru is definitely going on my bucket list.