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by | 4th, October 2004

‘POOR old Andy, an Andean flamingo at egg at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire is causing a stir.

Lonely and confused, Andy is trying to incubate a pebble.

So far he has spent two weeks trying to incubate the pebble he thinks is an egg.

Nigel Jarrett, a bird nesting expert, says: ‘The birds are very attentive and do make excellent fathers, but this is above and beyond the call of duty.’

Mr Jarrett took pity on Andy and replaced the pebble with a wooden replica of a flamingo egg.

Two weeks on, Andy is still there, leaving the ‘egg’ for only an hour a day when he goes to feed.’

Posted: 4th, October 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink