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Baby flamingo takes first steps at Bronx Zoo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Bronx Zoo has an adorable new addition.

The Caribbean flamingo hatchling recently took its first steps, and it was caught on video.

The mother flamingo helps the chick to its feet as the baby stands on a nest mound in the pond outside the aquatic birds exhibit.

Flamingos are hatched with white, downy plumage.

They develop their trademark pink color from pigments in their food, which is made up of algae, crustaceans and other invertebrates.

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