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Flamingo weekend at Pensthorpe draws flocks of visitors

PUBLISHED: 15:58 08 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 08 July 2019

Visitors listen to a talk at the flamingo enclosure PICTURE: Steve Adams

Visitors listen to a talk at the flamingo enclosure PICTURE: Steve Adams

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Over 1,000 visitors turned out for Pensthorpe Natural Park’s first Flamingo Fiesta weekend.

Penthorpe's flamngo flock in its wetland home PICTURE: Steve AdamsPenthorpe's flamngo flock in its wetland home PICTURE: Steve Adams

The attraction hosted its first flamingo-themed celebration with face painting, story telling and themed trails around the park.

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The reserve currently has 49 flamingos, after adding two groups of birds to the 25 they held the year before. Last month, the park also announced the birth of three baby red squirrels.

A spokesperson for Pensthorpe said: "Our first Flamingo Fiesta was all about getting people to enjoy and learn more about these graceful and social birds.

Gilda the fluffy flamingo poses with guests PICTURE: Steve AdamsGilda the fluffy flamingo poses with guests PICTURE: Steve Adams

"The weather over the weekend was glorious, and the flamingos loved basking in their tropical lagoon-inspired home, enjoying a dip in the water. It was wonderful seeing lots of children arriving at Pensthorpe, dressed in their pink flamingo clothes and taking in our resident birds up close."

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