How 130,000 Flamingos Changed Mumbai

As the city grew, they arrived in droves — and found a surprisingly welcoming habitat.

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Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar is a freelance writer and editor based in Mumbai, India. She specializes in writing on science, environment, and climate. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Science, National Geographic, The Times of India, and The Guardian, among others.

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