Flamingoes in Pakistan

Uzma Khan

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2014.

Flamingoes are beautiful birds that are also associated with the mythological bird, phoenix. Their thin, long legs, elongated curvy neck and pink plumage are fascinating. It is astounding how they wade through water with their beaks submerged. This curved beak sieves water to collect tiny pieces of food such as algae, which is also their very beauty secret. The ‘carotenoids’ in algae adorn them with the pink plumage. Interestingly, flamingoes are born grey and gradually become pink because of the food. If we eat more watermelons and carrots, we will also show the natural blush! Ladies, we should take inspiration from the wildlife.

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Exploring the Indus River through Indus Boat Safari

Syed Muhammd Abubakar

Published in Young Nation, The Nation on May 17 2014

Tourism being the world’s largest business is sustaining life of millions on Earth. Pakistan hosts rich biodiversity and landscapes which attracts tourists from across the world to discover the beautiful Himalayas and explore rivers and seas. Continue reading