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2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Michael McCarthy Environment Editor In one of the world's great wildlife spectacles, tens of thousands of lesser flamingos gather at a South African wetland - but it is a spectacle now gravely threatened by pollution. Kamfers Dam, near Kimberley, is the only nesting site in the country - and one of only six breeding areas in the world. It has hosted more than 50,000 flamingos, and this year 9,000 chicks hatched on the dam's artificial flamingo island. But conservationists believe...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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