Our Eco on Friday, June 21st will be The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos.

Documentary, 2008 – 78 minutes. Director- Matthew Aeberhard, Leander Ward. Disney Nature, France/US/UK. English.

The film documents the lives of lesser flamingos on the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, revealing the breeding and parenting habits of the species. After mating, the flamingos breed chicks that grow up, always on the move trying to enjoy their lives. Along their journeys, they encounter vicious marabou storks who kill many unborn and newly born chicks and a villainous spotted hyena who takes no pity on the elderly flamingos.