Lake Nakuru's 2,000,000 Flamingos

April 3, 2023 in Wild Numbers
Lake Nakuru's 2,000,000 Flamingos

Lake Nakuru National Reserve in Kenya is home to the biggest flamingo colonies. The lake's warm and shallow alkaline waters that are abundant with microscopic life, including algae and shrimp, attract between 1.2 - 2 million flamingos.

In "flamingo world", this represents just a bigger crowd since they are very sociable birds and usually living in colonies of thousands at a time as a method of avoiding predators.

Considering the spectacular view, a safari trip to Lake Nakuru is a must.