Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thousands of pink flamingos flock together in Mexico

Finally a video that answers these pressing questions:

1. Where do those pink flamingo lawn ornaments come from?

2. Where did the term “necking” originate?

Watch and learn from this uzoouk video:

Seriously, Celestun, Mexico, located on the West Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, is home to the Celestun Wildlife Refuge, a 146,000-acre biosphere reserve that is known for housing thousands of pink flamingos.

One of the tourist sites, LocoGringo, offers a few tidbits you might not know about flamingos:

1. It is believed that their bright color is the result of eating shrimp-like crustaceans.

2. Flamingos are very social birds and flock together in groups, as seems pretty obvious from the video.

3. Besides very long necks, long pink legs and big webbed pink feet, flamingos have orange eyes.

4. Adult flamingos stand four feet tall.

Oh, and if you ever go to Celestun to see the pink flamingos, we’d recommend taking an umbrella. In case this happens:

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