ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo is helping with a major rescue.
On Thursday, the zoo announced it is helping with the rescue of 1,800 lesser flamingo chick in South Africa.
The chicks were abandoned by their parents due to severe drought, the zoo said.
North Carolina Zoo zookeeper Jeff Souther is at the Lory Park Zoo in Midrand, South Africa, helping with 24-hour care for approximately 115 of the chicks.
#NCZoo is helping w/rescue of 1,800 lesser flamingo chicks in South Africa after abandoned by parents due to severe drought. Our Zookeeper Jeff Souther is at Lory Park Zoo, S. Africa assisting w/ 24-hour care for appx 115 of the chicks #flamingos #rescue #nczoo #conservation pic.twitter.com/IWvDHBVeRA
— North Carolina Zoo (@NCZoo) February 28, 2019