Chilean Flamingo Chicks

Chilean Flamingo Chicks

Not one, not two, but 13 Chilean flamingo chicks have hatched at the Zoo in the last several weeks. The chicks are being hand-reared off exhibit but will soon join the rest of the flock in a matter of weeks. Zookeepers have been caring for these fluffy birds around the clock … quite literally! From hatching, they are fed every two hours and as they grow, the feeds become larger and less frequent. The chicks also receive daily walks along the back roads of the Zoo to encourage proper growth and development and get in a little exercise. In the video you can see just how fast these chicks grow – the smallest is only 5 days old and the taller birds range from 6 to 8 weeks old. 
 
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