1st African Pavilion
2nd African Pavilion
3rd African Pavilion
Large Herbivores Pavilion
Nocturnal Wildlife Pavilion
Large Waterfowl Aviary
New Stork Village
Tropical Birds Hall
Marine Pavilion（Dolphin Story Hall）
Birds of Prey Enclosure
South American Pavilion
Conservation Education Center
Wolf & Fox Enclosure
Puma & Jaguar Enclosure
Lesser Panda Enclosure
Pink, slender and graceful ? a fascinating performer
Named after “flame-colored” body or “flamingo” in Spanish, the flamingo is slender, long-legged and graceful in pink.
Well-known varieties include the Greater Flamingo originating in Africa and southern Europe, known for their fascinating performances; the Lesser Flamingo, the smallest among the species that can grow only up to 90 centimeters, the Chilean Flamingo, with greyish legs with bright pink joints, and the American or Caribbean Flamingo with vivid red plumes.
Similar to storks, they can be “flame-colored” storks by its name, but flamingo birds are vastly different in food, habits and habitation. When just born, the feather is gray, but as it matures, it turns red. Flamingos feed with their heads down, and their curved bills filter food out of the water. Shrimplike crustaceans rich in beta carotene are responsible for the flamingo’s unique pink color. The birds pale in captivity unless their diet is supplemented.
#Lesser Flamingo #Caribbean Flamingo #Greater Flamingo #Chilean Flamingo
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