What Incites Flamingos to Reproduce?
The study, conducted within the framework of a Masters in biology at Concordia University, is aimed at finding explanations for the low reproductive success rate of the Caribbean flamingos at the Granby Zoo, while this species reproduces well in other zoos.
The reproduction of this species is very complex. In our study, interactions within the group and environmental factors are taken into consideration during the flamingos' annual cycle. Attempts at mating, the building of nests, the laying of eggs, and, ultimately, the birth of chicks, allow us to establish links between all these elements and evaluate reproductive success.
We also communicate with other zoos in order to conduct a survey on their captive keeping practices, to compare them with ours.