A Excellent Planet confirmed the heartbreaking second a stork ate a child flamingo (Image: BBC)
Viewers of Sir David Attenborough’s A Excellent Planet weren’t prepared for the heartbreaking scenes, simply minutes into the episode, the place a stork ate an cute child flamingo in a single fell swoop.
Sir David returned to screens on Sunday to relate episode one, titled Volcano, of his new collection to discover how with out volcanoes life wouldn’t exist.
Nevertheless, it was the second a flamingo chick fell prey to a Marabou Stork which left viewers sobbing.
A fleet of chicks had been proven making an exhaustive three-mile trek over razor-sharp flecks of soda and sticky caustic mud to hitch the adults who spend most of their days on the springs.
In a single heartbreaking second, one child flamingo was seen collapsing within the mud, utterly exhausted by the march.
Earlier than lengthy, a bunch of storks had been seen descending on the chicks and eyeing up their straightforward targets.
One stork circled in a single a child chick who had been on the surface of the group and due to this fact uncovered.
The devilish stork discovered its goal (Image: BBC)
Then picked up the child flamingo in a single fell swoop (Image: BBC)
The chicks launched into a torturous three-mile trek to hitch the grownup flamingos on the springs (Image: BBC)
‘They’ve storks like a flamingo however beaks like a Roman sword,’ Sir David warned, including: ‘ Their very presence creates panic among the many chicks.’
It was then that the stork crept up behind the chick struggling within the mud earlier than swooping it up in its beak.
The infant flamingo is seen dangling helplessly from the predator’s mouth earlier than being devoured.
Evidently, viewers strugged to observe the tear jerking scenes.
‘I feel right this moment goes to mark the precise second in historical past folks cease telling cute tales about Storks & infants,’ one viewer quipped.
One emotional viewer commented: ‘A child chook simply bought eaten on @bbc #aperfectplanet!!! Between this and a pandemic, I now know the which means of trauma.’
‘#APerfectPlanet so quarter-hour in and now we have useless child flamingoes and murderer maribou storks Blissful New 12 months,’ one viewer weighed in.
A very upset viewer stated: ‘#APerfectPlanet I wasn’t prepared for that child flamingo being eaten. I’m an emotional wreck preparing for going again to work tomorrow!! The ball bag chin chook must f**ok off.’
David Attenborough’s A Excellent Planet continues subsequent Sunday at 8pm.