Scientific Research Caroline Schuster, Class 3, Due Date: May 18th, Genus: Phoenicopterus

Use Energy

Living things use energy to function and grow.

The reason flamingos stand on one leg is to conserve energy.
Flamingos tend to migrate when they need more food supply for energy.

Recently in Bangladesh, a hunter spotted a small flock of flamingos. These were the first flamingos ever spotted in Bangladesh. It is though that maybe these flamingos were migrated alone and ended up in the wrong place. Flamingos migrate to find food so it is possible that this flock was just looking for something to eat.


All animals must reproduce to keep their species alive. They either reproduce sexually or asexually.

The population of flamingos in Bul Syayeel is decreasing, meaning that death rates are higher and reproduction rate is lower.

Sara Hallager is a biologist who studies flamingos. She works for Breeding Island and has recently began a unique experiment. Hallager goes into the flamingo's nesting area and takes their egg, replacing it with a mechanical one. She then takes the natural egg to an incubator inside where it is less likely to be eaten by raccoons or other predators. The mechanical egg is placed to mimic the actual egg the Mother knows should be there.

Respond to Stimuli

All living things must respond to stimuli because they have to react to diseases and other emergencies in order to protect themselves from danger.

Flamingos respond to stimuli by running from something such as a predator or human.

In the website above, we see that the flamingos could not respond to the cold weather, and therefore they died. This is why animals need to be able to respond to stimuli of all sorts.

This is a diagram of the flamingo's legs. The legs help the flamingo respond by enabling it to run away from danger. (Blurry Slide)

Help Wanted!

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Adapt to Environment

Living things must adapt to the environment in order to survive in the natural conditions.

Flamingos have long legs in order to wade deeper into water.

The flamingo's webbed feet help them walk through water as seen in the video.

The Flamingo's anatomy helps it to adapt to its environment.

Help Wanted!

We are looking for a flamingo as a pet. However, we are about to move, and need this flamingo to adapt to its new environment easily. We are going to live by a river, so this flamingo must have long legs to walk in water, webbed feet to swim, and a curved beak to catch shrimp. They also need to be strong and ready to adapt to weather changes. If you are a flamingo who is ready for a change, call us at (999) 888-7766 or visit our FlamingosAsPets Facebook page for more information.

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(Some pictures used were from the Adobe Spark Website, and therefore automatically cited at the bottom)


Created with images by nicolee_camacho - "untitled image" • lambatofa - "Pretty Pink Flamingoes" • Keith Roper - "Flamingo"

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