We are touched at the outpouring of support we have received in honour of our beloved Greater Flamingo, who sadly passed away Friday 31 January. We have been inundated with messages of support and gifts. Many have expressed their desire to help commemorate the life of our most iconic and oldest resident. To donate in celebration of our beautiful Greater Flamingo click the link below, alternatively please ring Adelaide Zoo on +61 8 82673255. Your gift will be used to create a permanent tribute to Greater at Adelaide Zoo and also be used to help breed other beautiful endangered birds.
The 83-year old flamingo affectionately known as ‘Greater’ was a favourite amongst zoo goers for generations arriving at Adelaide Zoo in the 1930s. Greater is best known for being the world’s oldest flamingo and the last Greater Flamingo to have resided in Australia. The difficult decision was made Friday 31 January to humanely put Greater to sleep as its quality of life had significantly deteriorated due to complications from arthritis and old age.