The birds were badly injured when they flew into a nearby power line parallel to the N2.
2 dead flamingos were collected. 1, badly injured, had to be euthanized this morning. 4 seriously injured flamingos were collected this morning and rushed to Tenikwa Wildlife’s Rehabilitation Centre for treatment.
Jonathan Britton, SANParks ranger for marine in Wilderness, says he is planning to approach the relevant authority regarding the power line in question to see if there are any measures that can be taken to minimise the re-occurrence of such an incident.
SANParks wishes to thank Tenikwa Wildlife Centre who came through to assist SANParks, as well the concerned members of the public who alerted us to this unfortunate incident.
Press release by SANParks. Media enquiries to Nandi Mgwadlamba – 044 302 5633 / firstname.lastname@example.org.