They were created in 1957 by the American artist Donald Featherstone while working for Union Products. The inspiration came from pictures of the animals showed on National Geographic magazine.
Initially created to decorate gardens they soon became so popular that nowadays are considered a piece of modern art and the sign of identity of "Don" Featherstone.
I can not describe how I always end up finding such wonderful things, the only explanation possible is that they find me.
Now, all that matters is to have dozens of flamingoes displayed at home, everywhere.