What do they eat?
Flamingos feed in a special way. They wade in the water, with their heads upside down and stamp their feet to stir up mud. Then they use their beaks to sieve out tiny plants and animals from the muddy soup.
To keep their feathers pink, flamingos have to eat special foods, our flamingos eat special pellets which contain everything they need to keep healthy and colourful!
You may be able to see our flamingos nesting. Flamingos lay a single egg in a hollow, on top of a cone-shaped mud nest. Both parents share incubation duties and all flamingos are fitted with a leg ring that has a unique letter code, so that the keepers can tell who is nesting with whom.
Can you see any flamingo chicks?
They have white feathers at first, and then become grey, before changing into pink adults. You may see a parent flamingo feeding its chick pink milk, which is made in the parent’s throat.
Did you know that flamingo chicks hatch with straight beaks! Their beaks start to curve at about one month old.
Adopt our flamingos!
You can be part of our vital conservation work by adopting our flamingos. As part of your adoption, you’ll get two tickets to come to the zoo and see the flamingos for real.
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