There are six different species of flamingo and they are found across a wide range of habitats. Their presence is dependent on available food and environmental resources such as access to large bodies of water.
Flamingos are obligate filter feeders so they need to be fed in water and will eat algae, larvae and small crustaceans in the wild.
Population numbers of flamingo species range from near-threatened and vulnerable, to least concern by the IUCN
For information regarding night time habits of captive flamingos, click here.