Flamingo 14758 by Schleich
Schleich are world renowned for their true to life, finely detailed figurines.
This beautiful flamingo with striking reddish-pink colored feathers and long legs, stands tall and is such a beauty.
The flamingos owe their beautiful color to plankton-like algae and small crustaceans. They contain certain dyes, which turn the feathers of the birds pink. The more they eat, the stronger the color becomes. The less they eat, the whiter the flamingos are. Babies and young animals are also white-grey instead of pink to start with. Scientists are still puzzled as to why flamingos often stand on one leg. It is believed they draw up a leg to conserve body heat and save energy.
- 5.3 x 2.8 x 8.4cms (B x T x H)
- Age guide: from 3 years
Did you know..
The Chilean flamingo has vivid red bands on its legs.