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Remembering Chile

Chile was an extraordinary flamingo who will forever hold a special place in the hearts of all in our zoo community. It’s believed Chile first called Adelaide Zoo home in the 1970s. Since then, this special flamingo has delighted staff and visitors alike with her beautiful pink plumage and quirky interactions with the public.

Though flamingos are usually social creatures, Chile’s keepers described her as having a very independent personality, showing in the way she adapted to the becoming the sole star of the flamingo pond after the passing of her long-term companion, Greater the flamingo in 2014.

As Australia’s only flamingo, over the years Chile has acted as a powerful ambassador for her near-threatened species in the wild. She will always be remembered by the millions of visitors who had the pleasure to meet her, and will go down in the zoo’s history as one of its most iconic residents.

Rest peacefully, Chile.

You can support Chile’s legacy by helping us save other members of her feathered family in the wild.

We want to make sure Chile’s legacy lives on for many years to come. If you would like to make a donation in Chile’s honour, please consider helping us save other colourful creatures, such as the nationally-endangered Southern Cassowary, from extinction. Every donation helps us to continue our vital work ensuring these species are around for generations.

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Making a regular monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to contribute. Your ongoing support gives us the security to make long-term commitments to conservation both inside our Zoos and in the wild. Regular donations also reduce our administration costs so more money goes where it’s needed most. Donations of more than $2 are 100% tax deductible and we will keep you up to date with what your donations are achieving.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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