Wild: 20-30 years
Captivity: 50 years
42 inches tall
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Flamingos are well known for being bright pink. This is the result of their diet. Many of the invertebrates they eat, particularly shrimp, have high keratin content. Flamingos that eat a more keratin rich diet will have more vibrant coloration.
- Their bill has special comb-like structures to filter food out of the water. They mainly eat small invertebrates like shrimp and plankton.
- Flamingo flocks can number in the thousands. Parents can locate their chick in the colony based on voice recognition.
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