Chilean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo

One of the Zoo’s most recognizable bird species, the Chilean flamingo is a robust bird species native to the southern Andes Mountains. The flamingo’s famous pink color comes from the beta carotene in its diet.

Phoenicopterus chilensis


South America [VIEW MAP]

Grasslands, Mountains

The Chilean flamingos are robust birds with tolerance of a variety of weather conditions, so may be seen year-round unless their pool has iced over.

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