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Why does a flamingo lift up one leg ?

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Asked by anantharaman, 07 Jun '12 05:56 pm
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1.

To conserve body heat and energy
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 07 Jun '12 07:59 pm

 
  
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Flamingo's stand on one leg to regulate their body temperature.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Jun '12 07:23 pm

 
  
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This happens when one half of the brain sleeps!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Jun '12 06:00 pm

 
  
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Because it it lifts both legs at a time, it will fall down
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 07 Jun '12 05:58 pm

 
  
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They have practiced it from ages,mostly to regulate blood circulation
Source: Googly
Answered by vivek, 07 Jun '12 08:21 pm

 
  
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Some people believe that flamingos lift up one leg so they are less visible to their prey; standing on one leg, they may resemble a tree to the aquatic creatures they are hunting. During cooler weather, bringing one leg up close to the body can help conserve heat. Some have suggested that standing first on one leg and then the other helps promote the circulation of blood down flamingos' long, skinny legs. Flamingos can even sleep while standing on one leg, and some scientists think there is a connection between their one-legged position and the way their brains function during sleep: one-half of their bodies (and brains) can sleep while the other half, including the leg they stand on, remains somewhat alert.
Source: google search
Answered by anil garg, 07 Jun '12 07:41 pm

 
  
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Its the basics of economics. Save half of what you have. It will come in handy when the half in use gets exhausted. And so, switching over its other half and giving rest to the one in use keeps a flamingo solvent, and it never has to look around for loans. :)
Answered by QueSera Sera, 07 Jun '12 06:32 pm

 
  
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To catch fish
Answered by Manju Sikri, 07 Jun '12 06:32 pm

 
  
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To fool the fishes ..that it is just a stick ...
Answered by Jazz, 07 Jun '12 05:58 pm

 
  
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Because if he lifted up both legs it would fall over !
Answered by kanthilal, 07 Jun '12 05:58 pm

 
  
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