The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 20
As the Coronavirus pandemic has brought human beings to a standstill, many animals and birds have come out of their restricted habitat. Likewise, Mumbai has seen a massive increase in the number of flamingos in and around the city.
As per the reports, the Forest department has noticed a huge flock of flamingos in the Mumbai metropolitan region, especially Navi Mumbai, Panju Island, Vasai, Uran and Thane Creek.
The officials from Nathuram Kokare Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary say that this rise in a number of flamingos is because of less polluted air and water and also, improvement in the quality of algae, which is the primary food for flamingos.
The pictures and the videos of the flock have gone viral on social media.
According to the reports by Mumbai Mirror, a wildlife warden in Thane reportedly said, “Since there are hardly any humans around, flamingos, which are by nature social and tend to stay in a large flock, are enjoying a hassle-free stay.”
Further, he said that this is the right time to study the behavior of flamingos which can further help to safeguard and conserve the species.