Sunset Zoo recently welcomed two baby chicks to the flock. The new additions are easily spotted with their all grey plumage as the bird’s bright pink coloring is not fully visible until three to four years of age. Community members are encouraged to visit the babies in celebration of this week’s National Zoo Keeper Week.
“Sunset Zoo’s flamingo flock began as a direct result of the dedicated animal care provided by our keeper staff,” said Scott Shoemaker, Director. “Our keepers hand-raised the birds from eggs, the fact that our collection is now actively breeding is a testament to their phenomenal care.”
In the wild, Caribbean flamingos face disappearing habitats and illegal trade. Institutions like Sunset Zoo serve a crucial role in the protection and recovery of these species – actively supporting research, release programs and building a deeper appreciation for wildlife conservation among the general public.
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