Ingo the flamingo, the oldest resident of the facility according to the Berlin Zoo, is dead. "Ingo the flamingo passed away due to age at the impressive age of 75," the zoo announced on Instagram. “The Pink Flamingo has lived in Berlin since 1955 – truly a legend!”. According to the inscription on the ring on Ingo's leg, the animal was born in Cairo on June 23, 1948, it said.
What exactly the date is about and whether Ingo actually hatched on that day cannot be clarified with any certainty. The zoo, however, viewed it as proof of his minimum age. Flamingos live on average around 30 years in the wild.
According to its own information, the Berlin Zoo was the first in Germany to obtain broods of Chilean flamingos and greater flamingos in the early to mid-1960s. According to the zoo, Ingo also fathered offspring, but no record was kept of the flamingo offspring.