Flamingo Hatchlings At St. Louis Zoo

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Friday, August 24 2007 Aug 24, 2007 Friday, August 24, 2007 4:23:41 AM CDT August 24, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A dozen flamingo hatchlings are doing well after hatching at the St. Louis Zoo. For now, the chicks are out of public view until they become adults next spring. The zoo recently brought in Caribbean flamingo eggs from Hialeah Racetrack in Miami. The newly hatched chicks range from three weeks old to four weeks old. They are being hand-raised and are fed a special formula. The Miami racetrack has not held a horse race in six years, but 300 Caribbean flamingoes still live in the racing oval there. The Caribbean flamingo is the only flamingo that naturally inhabits North America. Hialeah has distributed flamingo eggs to zoos since the 1980s. The St. Louis Zoo is among four to acquire eggs this summer.

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