Flamingo Deaths in Kenya

February 25th, 2013 BY Ashley Mikulik | No Comments

Flamingos in Kenya are dying in Kenya. Scientists have estimated that about 10,000 flamingos may have died in the past few years. These mass deaths may be blamed on heavy rains which dilute the algae in the water sources that they depend on. The flamingo behaviour has also changed. They no longer wade by lakes, but instead by small rain puddles and streams.

Flamingos are what draws many tourists to Kenya and if their numbers drop, then the economy will also suffer.

Source: Environmental News Network, Rains May be to Blame for Kenya Flamingos Deaths, by Reuters, January 5

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