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Chilean chicks flourish

One of Slimbridge’s Chilean fl amingo chicks enjoying a rain shower. The last egg hatched under the parents at the end of August

Photo: Graham Hann

SOARING TEMPERATURES EARLIER this year have led to the highest number of Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) chicks to hatch at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge. July’s heatwave bought forward the laying season of the species, which resulted in the largest chick boom of Chilean flamingos at the Gloucestershire centre for more than 20 years.

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