Lesser flamingos hatch at the Zoo

Lesser flamingos hatch at the Zoo

The Zoo boasts the most successful lesser flamingo breeding facility in the world and is celebrating more success with the hatching of 19 chicks. Several of these chicks have been hand-reared by the Zoo’s bird staff, which includes feeding a customized formula of egg, smelt, shrimp, water and vitamin and mineral supplements, and daily walks to make sure they get necessary exercise and that their legs develop properly. The hatchlings are born with downy, gray feathers that they will keep until around 4 years of age.

Posted by Avery Elander at 10:12 AM