Hundreds of flamingo chicks from Kimberley are temporarily settled in Cape Town. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has become a new home for tiny birds. On Monday, 550 flamingo chicks, abandoned by their parents because of the low dam level, arrived to the Foundation.
It is known that tiny flamingos will remain under the supervision of experts for three or four months. By that time they will get stronger and can live independently.
According to Katta Ludynia from SANCCOB, the chicks were saved by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the local residents of Kimberley. Concerned locals sent abandoned chicks to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.
Katta Ludynia added that at the moment, the flamingo chicks are provided with the necessary medical care:
“A lot of them went way back, they had been pulled off the colony and they obviously had to travel to Pretoria and they were flown down to Cape Town. So, unfortunately, we have lost some. The ones that we have in our care now, get all the medical care they need, so they are getting better and better,” she said.