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Hot Pink Flamingo Exhibition at Chester Zoo

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Chester Zoo Looks at Climate Change

Chester Zoo has given their 'reduce, reuse, recycle' policy a whole new meaning by rehoming the Hot Pink Flamingos Exhibition from its original venue at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and moving it to UK.

The title is slightly misleading as it is not specifically about flamingos, but rather about climate change and the impact it is having on wildlife. The exhibition aims to raise awareness and show people how we can all make small changes in our lives to help out.

Hot Pink Flamingos starts at the Joseph Banks Room, and is included in the price of admission to the zoo. You will learn why it is important to 'make change, not carbon', tips on how to 'be a hero at home', and get to meet a giant penguin.

You will then follow a trail along to the aquarium, picking up more advice along the way, such as how to eat seasonal, using fuel efficient cars, and calculating your carbon footprint. Here you will find out what the impact of climate change is on sea life. For example, rising sea levels are washing away turtle nests on beaches, melting ice makes penguins and polar bears vulnerable, and increased acidity in the coral reefs affects a clownfish's ability to navigate.
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Why? Fun for families
When: Until 30th June
Phone: 01244 380280
Where: Chester Zoo
Cost: 18-22 Adult, 14.50-18 child, 16.50-20 concession
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