The Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus, is a species of wading bird native to central Africa. It is an adoptable animal in Zoo Tycoon 2.
Flamingos have exceptionally long legs and long, highly flexible necks. When they feed, flamingos dip the head under water and scoop backward with the head upside down. The edges of the bill have tiny narrow transverse plates called lamellae. The large fleshy tongue pressing against the inside of the bill strains the water out through the lamellae, leaving behind the small invertebrates and the vegetable matter upon which the bird feeds. Flamingos breed well in captivity, and the occasional flamingo seen north of Florida probably escaped from a zoo.
In Zoo Tycoon 2, the Zoopedia incorrectly lists the scientific name of the greater flamingo as Phoenicopterus ruber. This is actually the scientific name of a different species: the American flamingo.
Zoo Tycoon 2
Flamingos prefer lots of water in their exhibit. They live in the wetlands biome, but are also compatible with grassland, savannah, scrub and tropical rainforest biomes.
The only food that the greater flamingos eat is shrimp.
Flamingos like to play with the rubber ball.
There is no shelter available for the greater flamingo.
Flamingos live in large flocks. They lay one egg at a time. They have a very short lifespan in the game. They do not mind sharing their exhibits with other animals, such as hippos.
Zoo Tycoon (Xbox)
The Greater Flamingo is an adoptable animal in Zoo Tycoon (Xbox).
- It is notable for being one of the four official flying animals in Zoo Tycoon 2. The others are the peafowl, the secretary bird, and the Protarcheopteryx.