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Critically Endangered Sandpiper Chicks Peep About In Gloucestershire Zoo!

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The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Wetland Centre got an EXTREMELY rare sight this week.

Fourteen spoon-billed sandpipper chicks were born, marking the first time anything like this has happened in the UK and it's only the second time these endangered cutiez have hatched in captivity.

The eggs were taken from all the surviving members of the flocks in the wild to fight off immediate extinction.

There are currently only around 100 pairs left…

Six more chicks are expected to hatch, making the total flock to 30. Flock size is big determining factor in this species' mating habits.

Watch (above) as these rare but LUVable birds enjoy snack time!

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