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flock of chilean flamingos in water
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Chilean Flamingo

The pink color of a flamingo comes from their diet; in the wild, small crustaceans they eat give them their color. To filter water and food, Chilean flamingos have bristle-like projections on their tongues.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Phoenicopterus chilensis


Southern South America

Location in the Zoo

Behind Flamingo Terrace

Cool Animal Fact

In the wild, flocks can be as large as 10,000 birds! A flock of Chilean flamingos will all lay eggs at around the same time of year to aid in the survival of the chicks.