Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz RatnerFlamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz Ratner
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz Ratner

Pink flamingos return to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru after an eight-year absence, offering hopes of a tourism rebound

  • Huge flocks of flamingos used to attract crowds of visitors to Lake Nakuru in Kenya, until eight years ago when they vanished
  • The birds left when rising water levels reduced their feeding and breeding grounds, but they have started to return

Topic |   Conservation
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz RatnerFlamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz Ratner
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya. When the water levels rose eight years ago, the flamingos moved to nearby lakes, but they have started to return. Photo: Reuters/Baz Ratner
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