Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flamingo Chick Tests the Waters

Posted by: Ryan Hawk, Photographer

The first Chilean flamingo chick born at Woodland Park Zoo continues to grow and develop. Its big legs, loud squawks, and fuzzy/downy white feathers make this little guy unique. (Seen here in the tub of water at 1 week old.)

Now 2 weeks old, the chick has been introduced to water, as well as to solid foods in the form of a slurry which it has already learned to filter feed from.

The chick is currently off public view.

Photos by Ryan Hawk

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Any idea when the chicks will be on public view?

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  2. Hi Jenny,

    Since we're handraising the chicks, it will be a few months before the birds are big and hardy enough to join the flock. We might be looking at Nov-Dec, unless the weather poses a problem.

    We'll try to post updates as often as we can so you can follow along as they grow up behind the scenes!

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