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After 2 years flamingoes are back in Nakuru

But the pink show on the lake is for few tourists

11-08-2020 by Leni Frau

The lack of tourism in Kenya fortunately does not only do harm, especially to nature.
After two years of absence, these days the flamingos have returned to Lake Nakuru, and it has been an unexpected and fascinating sight.
The pink colored waters with the reflections of the beautiful migratory birds have attracted many local hikers and in the coming days it is estimated that many people from Nairobi will enjoy the wonder of the return of the flamingos, always one of the business cards of the lake, even if in recent years, due to pollution and the rise of the reservoir, the specimens had changed course. 
Too bad that this year the show is for a select few.
KWS explained to the national media the reasons for the return of the flamingos that in the past years had migrated from Lake Natron to Lake Bogoria, without stopping in Nakuru: "The main reason for their return is that the flamingos, in order to feed and after laying their eggs in Lake Natron, change lake when conditions are favourable, looking for ideal environments with the right amount of algae and crustaceans".
The rising water level in the lake, however, poses a threat to flamingos who prefer the shallow waters of the lake shores.

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