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Baby Flamingo at SeaWorld Orlando

Walker, the baby flamingo

Walker is a four-week-old Caribbean flamingo at SeaWorld Orlando. He eats fish, krill, hard boiled eggs, and cereal. When he matures, he’ll also eat a special formula made just for flamingos. At three years, he’ll develop the characteristic bright pink plumage. The coloring results from eating carotenoid pigments found in a variety of plant and animal life.

For more info, see Seaworld.org.

Walker, the baby flamingo

Walker the baby flamingo

(Photos by Jason Collier/SeaWorld Orlando)

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2 thoughts on “Baby Flamingo at SeaWorld Orlando

  1. I never knew baby flamingos weren’t pink. This little guy/girl is pretty cute white though.

    If they don’t receive a proper diet, do they still become bright pink eventually or turn a different color?

    • @astrohater, my understanding is no, they wouldn’t turn pink if they didn’t ingest the pigments from their diets. However, I think if they didn’t receive proper nutrition, they might not live long enough to test the theory.