September 06, 2022
Ohio’s Toledo Zoo is tickled pink to share that eight Flamingo chicks have hatched at the Toledo Zoo this year!
The Flamingo chicks are fed six times a day with a diet consisting of fish, shrimp, egg yolks, baby rice cereal and water until they're fully weaned after two months. After one week of hatching, the chicks are exercised daily to ensure their legs develop properly.
Currently, the chicks are being hand-reared off exhibit and their genders will be unidentified until body feathers grow in for DNA sampling.
Since 2017, a total of 17 Flamingo chicks have hatched at the Toledo Zoo!
Here, Bird keeper Nate takes us behind the scenes to see how the Flamingo chicks are cared for!