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Name: Greater Flamingo

Scientific Name: Phoenicopterus ruber

Chinese Name: 火烈鸟

Description: Guangzhou Zoo started to raise Greater Flamingo since 1970’s. In1996, 20 Greater Flamingos were imported from Pakistan, inhabited on the isle at the south gate entrance. We had made achievement on propagation of Greater Flamingo in 2001 by the means of expanding the population, improving the husbandry environment and diet. At present, more than 40 Greater Flamingos are being raised and exhibited in the zoo.