Wednesday, January 23, 2019
If you have visited the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s American flamingo habitat at Island Life lately, you may have noticed some new additions.
Last year, the bird department successfully hand-reared four American flamingo chicks, with the oldest chick being partially hand-reared , meaning staff members shared parental duties with the chick’s flamingo foster parents. Now, all four birds have fully integrated themselves into the flock and reside at the American...
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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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