Chilean Flamingo

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.