Thursday, 23 October 2014

Chilean Flamingo Update

We now have an incredible eighteen Chilean Flamingo Chicks that have hatched so far this year at the park!

They are a range sizes and can be seen out daily exploring the enclosure with their parents.

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They are born with a white fluffy baby plumage which is gradually taken over by larger, grey feathers. Their beautiful Pink feathers only start to appear when they are nearly a year old, and it’s only at three to four years of age that they have their full adult plumage.


Once the chicks have are old enough to leave the nest, they group together in a crèche which is supervised by an adult. Here they can socialise with one another and keep safe!


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