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Rare flamingos in England laid eggs for the first time in 15 years - and experts are saying it's because of Europe's heatwave

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Rare flamingos in England laid eggs for the first time in 15 years - and experts are saying it's because of Europe's heatwave

Rare Andean flamingos in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years.
Experts are speculating it's because of Europe's heat wave.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said six birds laid nine eggs at its Gloucestershire reserve in southwest England.
None of the eggs hatched because the expectant mothers' eggs were not fertilized.
Because the birds won't be able to watch their own eggs hatch, the reserve gave them eggs from their near relatives, Chilean flamingos, to look after.
Rare Andean flamingos in Britain have laid eggs for the first time in 15 years, and experts have credited Europe's recent heat wave.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said record-breaking temperatures led six flamingos to lay nine eggs at the Gloucestershire reserve in southwest England.
But none of them hatched, because the expectant mothers' eggs were not fertilized.
Because the birds won't be able to watch their own eggs hatch, the reserve gave them eggs from their near relatives, Chilean flamingos, to look after.
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