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National Bird Day: Twycross Zoo announces birth of Chilean flamingo chick
Via Grace for Twycross Zoo
5th January 2022: Twycross Zoo is celebrating National Bird Day by announcing the successful birth of a Chilean flamingo chick.
The juvenile flamingo was born in September 2021 and has been carefully cared for by the Twycross Zoo’s team of expert bird keepers. As a near-threatened species, with a difficult breeding process, the Twycross Zoo team are overjoyed to have a new chick within the flock and will be naming the bird soon, having recently discovered she is female.
Much like humans, flamingos share parental responsibility with both the male and female and will be taking turns caring for the chick. The fluffy juvenile doesn’t yet look bright pink like the typical plumage associated with the species but will develop this through her adult life because of pigments consumed in their diet.
The cute new addition is an exciting arrival to the Midlands zoo, home to 500 animals or nearly 100 species, and is another success for their many breeding programmes and ongoing mission to preserve endangered species.
For more information and to book tickets to Twycross Zoo, please visit www.twycrosszoo.org