Grey Bundles of Fluffy Joy
July 26, 2009
There's been a baby bird boom at Zoo Basel! These baby flamingos are seen exploring their environment but keep close to Mom and Dad all the same. Young flamingos hatch with grey plumage, but adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtained from their food supply. A well-fed, healthy flamingo is more vibrantly colored and thus a more desirable mate.