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Flamingos form firm friendships

Source: exeter.ac.uk

The five-year study reveals that, despite being highly social as part of large flocks, flamingos consistently spend time with specific close “friends”.

They also avoid certain individuals, suggesting some flamingos just don’t get on.

The University of Exeter study examined four flamingo species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and found social bonds including “married” couples, same-sex friendships and even groups of three and four close friends. MORE

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