You’ll be instantly drawn to our Caribbean flamingos as you enter the Zoo. With their flamboyant color and amusing behaviors, flamingos make the perfect welcoming committee! The flock numbers over 100 flamingos. For these birds, the more the merrier!
Three beach areas, a nesting island, and a large lagoon of gently circulating water make the flamingos feel right at home. How do we know they’re comfortable in their Zoo surroundings? They consistently hatch and raise chicks! Flamingos lay one chalky white egg in a mud nest that is built like a drip sand castle by the parents.
A smaller flock of flamingos can be viewed in the Zoo’s Urban Jungle.
Did you know? The flamingo’s pink or orange color comes from their food, including algae, diatoms, and small aquatic insects and crustaceans such as shrimp. Once shed, flamingo feathers quickly lose their color.