Flamingo Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingoes are a family of wading birds found throughout Central and South America, including the Caribbean. Some species are native to Africa, Asia and Europe. Their color comes from the carotenoids in the animal and plant plankton they eat.


FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Phoenicopteridae
WHERE IN THE WILD?
Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
Brine shrimp, blue-green algae, small insects, crustaceans
LIFE SPAN 40-60 years
Things to Know
Location
Wild Adventures