Pretoria - The state of the rescued flamingo chicks when they first arrived at the Pretoria Zoo was terrible, but now you can see how much they have thrived.
About 3 000 chicks were rescued during a nationwide operation and are being treated at bird rehabilitation centres across the country.
They were moved from Kamfers Dam in Kimberley, as a result of adverse climatic conditions.
Of these, about 150 were housed at the Zoo and about 25% didn’t survive.
And more than 2 000 chicks are being treated by 40 volunteers at Mike Bolhuis's smallholding outside Pretoria.