Fascinating facts about Flamingos

  • Flamingos often stand on one leg, with one tucked beneath the body. It is not fully understood why but some say that the flamingo has the ability to have half of its body go to sleep, and swap legs and then let the other half sleep, but this has not been proven. Others say that curling a leg under the body keeps the foot warm, conserving body heat.
  • Flamingos can drink water that is almost boiling. We know this as they drink water from boiling geysers.
  • Flamingos hold their breath under water
  • When at rest a flamingo faces into the wind to prevent wind and also rain from penetrating their feathers

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