Today, Macken tells us two conservation stories: One was a huge success, but a complete accident; the other was entirely intentional, and yet it was a massive failure. One of them was about a real animal, the other about a piece of plastic. Both of these conservation stories are about flamingos in the USA. Today's episode is about the American flamingo. Macken answers all of your flamingo questions, including:
- Why are flamingos pink?
- What's the deal with their beaks?
- Do flamingos know how to dance?
- Why do flamingos stand on one leg?
- Who cares about conservation?
Macken also tells us all about the fascinating and flexible reproductive system of flamingos, as well as the history of lawn ornaments, on this episode of Species.