Caribbean Flamingo Chick Takes Its First Steps

Cue the "awwwws." The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo caught its Caribbean flamingo hatchling making moves for the first time. The tiny youngster is helped to his feet by his mom, and then takes some adorable (if wobbly) footsteps.

In case you were wondering about the bird's color, flamingos are born with white downy plumage. According to the zoo, they develop their trademark pink coloring later, from pigments in the algae and invertebrates that they eat. So it won't be long before this little guy looks just like his mama!


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