Q: How big are they?
SW: The greater flamingo is the tallest, standing 47 - 59 in. (120 - 150 cm) tall and weighing up to 7.7 lb. (3.5 kg). The lesser flamingo is the smallest, standing 31.5 in. (80 cm) and weighing only 5.5 lb. (2.5 kg).
Q: Where do they live?
SW: Caribbean flamingos are found in the Caribbean, the northern coast of South America, and Galápagos Islands. They make their homes in tropical and subtropical saltwater lakes and lagoons. Lesser flamingos live in eastern, southwestern and western Africa and India and Pakistan.
Q: Are they endangered?
SW: Caribbean flamingos are not currently endangered, though populations are suffering due to habitat and breeding site loss. Lesser flamingos are more severely impacted by these threats, as they breed in only three locations in all of South Africa.