Category: Flamingo Chicks
Friday, July 27, 2018
Caretakers at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden are developing a new technique with a flamingo hatchling enabling it to benefit from group socialization and parent rearing. This new partial hand-rearing method will allow the young bird to become a better mate and parent in the future. The chick, hatched Friday, July 13, has not yet been named and sex has not yet been determined.
During breeding season, staff closely monitor the birds’ nests and place resulting eggs in...
at Friday, July 27, 2018
Friday, August 25, 2017
If you’ve visited the Zoo this summer, you may have noticed that our flock of American flamingos were nesting!
The flamingos constructed their intricate nest mounds out of natural materials found throughout their habitat including dirt, leaves, twigs and feathers. After the flamingos laid their eggs, I and other caretakers noticed that they were not being attentive to their nests, so we decided to intervene. Fortunately, the collective...
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