Pink 13 September 2011Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
A flamingo chick is cared for by its mother at Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire. Flamingos incubate their eggs for 30 days and the parents take it in turns to look after the youngster. Young flamingos are grey and white and do not turn pink for two years. For the first three to four weeks, the chick is fed entirely by the parents who secrete a creamy pink liquid called ‘crop milk’. [Marwell Wildlife]