Devon

Paignton Zoo hand rears rare flamingo chick

Chilean flamingo chick
Image caption The species is classed by the IUCN Red List as near threatened

A flamingo chick at a zoo in Devon is being hand-reared after the egg was abandoned by its parents.

Paignton Zoo said it "occasionally" had to hand rear flamingo chicks.

The bird hatched on 21 July and is being fed every three hours by syringe with a mixture of children's porridge and fish.

The zoo has a flock of about 50 Chilean flamingos, which are classified as near threatened.

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