Watch these flamingoes form an orderly queue to escape Hurricane Irma

Isobel Hamilton

It's not often you get to see flamingos marching in single file — but extreme situations call for extreme measures.

American news channels recently released this footage of flamingos at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida being led to safety ahead of hurricane Irma.

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Watch their majestic procession:

Far from being in a flap, the flamingos are better behaved than most people, following their human shepherds in a calm and orderly manner. They're being led to a safer, closed enclosure to shelter. 

Flamingoing... flamingoing... flamingone! 


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