Chrissie Kelley comments: “These birds are extremely well-loved so we’ve made every effort to ensure they feel welcome in Norfolk. They’ve made themselves at home and have settled very well.
“Flamingos are generally social birds, hence why they’ve probably enjoyed living the high life in London, so we are confident that they will enjoy the next chapter of their lives amongst our flock.”
Pensthorpe, which is owned and run by Bill and Deb Jordan, founders of Jordans Cereals, is in the process of developing a new Wetland Discovery Area, opening in July 2018, which is where the flamingos will eventually take up residence and be on display to the public. Due to this development work, the flamingos are not currently on display.
The reserve, which is located within Norfolk’s stunning Wensum Valley, is renowned for its work in conservation, having played a fundamental role in the research, breeding and care of species such as Red Squirrels, Corncrakes and Turtle Doves.
Deb Jordan, owner at Pensthorpe, comments: “Norfolk, in particular north Norfolk, is famously a hotbed for Londoners looking to retire from life in the capital in favour of a slower pace and rural setting. However this is the first time I’ve known of flamingos making the move! We are confident that these beautiful and much-loved animals will continue to adapt well to their new life in Norfolk!”
For more information about Pensthorpe please visit pensthorpe.com.