A new study finds flamingos form cliques, similar to people

A group of flamingos is known as a flamboyance

A new study finds flamingos form cliques, similar to people (Adobe Stock)

Are you fascinated by flamingos and how they form groups? A new study has found that flamingos form social groups similar to the way people do.

While flamingos live in a different environment than humans, a recent study by Science Wire has found that these birds form cliques just like humans.

According to the study, flamingo personality cues help determine how flamingos find their friendship groups.

A flamingo’s inner circle can include its breeding partner and friends. Flamingos will form bonds that can last for decades, according to the study.

To learn more about these birds, tune into the San Antonio Zoo’s Flamingo Cam and get an in-depth look at flamingos and their cliques.

You can also visit the San Antonio Zoo and participate in Flamingo Mingle, where guests can learn how flamingos groom themselves and socialize with each other. The events are held daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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