New Species in our Environment

Invasive Species

More and more animal and plant species successfully spread far away from their original homes. They are organisms that with our assistance – or even alone – are disseminated further and further across the globe: they are called invasive species. This flamboyantly pink coloured bird is mostly known from zoos or television: the flamingo is unmistakable. Its arcuate bill works like a sieve. With its help flamingos filter tiny algae and crawfish from the water. Flamingos are common in America and Asia. In Europe they have settled down in the Mediterranean area. But not only there – for about 40 years there have been flamingos living in the wild also in Germany! As they are new here, flamingos are considered a so-called invasive species.
  • Article no.: 4669617
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 20:36 min
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