The pink color of a flamingo will fade if they are not fed a diet high in carotenoids. These animals dine on aquatic insects, algae, and small crustaceans, which they depend upon for their color.
- Scientific Name: Phoenicopterus chilensis
- Range: Southern South America
- Status in the Wild: Declining
- Location in the Zoo: Birds of the World
- Cool Animal Fact: Have the longest neck & legs in proportion to body size of all birds
See our flamingos live on the Houston Zoo Flamingo Webcam.