First pair of Greater flamingo chicks born at Jacksonville Zoo

FOX13news | 7/9/2018 | FOX 13 News staff
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JACKSONVILLE (FOX 13) - Zookepers in Jacksonville gave the public a peek at two flamingo newborns.

The first baby bird hatched at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on June 21, with the second one hatching on June 27. Both are Greater flamingos, which are a species found in warm, watery areas around the globe, according to the National Geographic.

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Zookeepers said it's the first time they've had the species hatch at the zoo. They received 36 African Greater flamingos back in 2016 from ZooTampa at Lowry Park. They are born gray, and later take on the pink pigments from their meals.

One of the chicks is being raised by zoo keepers after its parents rejected it. The zoo posted video on its Facebook page...
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