12 Flamingos Hatch in San Diego

12 Flamingos Hatch in San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego

There are lots of new flamingos for the flock at SeaWorld San Diego!

A dozen Caribbean flamingo chicks hatched at the facility over the course of just three weeks in June and July, reported Zooborns, and SeaWorld’s aviculturists are hand-raising the newborns.

Flamingo chicks arrive with fluffy white feathers. The adults are pink in color because of pigments in the aquatic organisms that they eat.

But it will be a while before these guys reach maturity. Flamingos only lay one egg at a time, and both of the parents care for the chick for up to six years, according to Zooborns.

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