Flamingos
Flamingos
Flights of Fancy
ABout Flamingos

YOU WILL OFTEN FIND OUR FLAMINGOS MARCHING OUTSIDE THEIR EXHIBIT DURING THE FLAMINGO MINGLE!

Caribbean Flamingos are bright pink or salmon in color, a result of eating shrimp.  Chilean flamingos are pale pink with bright tips on their feathers. Caribbean Flamingos call North, Central, and South America their home – as well as the Galapagos regions.  Chilean Flamingos reside further south, in the muddy wetlands of temperate South America.

Starting Memorial Day 2018, Feed a Flamingo! This opportunity to feed some yummy krill to a Caribbean flamingo will be a memorable moment. This is a paid experience through a ride/feed ticket or the Total Adventure Package.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
51 inches,
7 pounds
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Native Region
North, Central, and South America;
Galapagos
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Eating Habits
Algae, insects, mollusks, shrimp
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Conservation Status
Caribbeans: least concern,
Chileans: near threatened
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Come see for yourself.

Look no further. Connect with our amazing animals and learn about the wild places they come from.

Where are they at the Zoo?
The Flamingos are located in the Flights of Fancy.
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Additional Experiences
Flamingo Mingle

Have you ever seen a parade of flamingos?

In one of our newest animal demonstrations, you can follow these birds as they march — escorted by their keepers of course — the paths of the Encounters exhibit. Our flock of Caribbean flamingos was hand-raised and that makes them perfect for this encounter. You can tell them apart from our Chilean flamingos because the Caribbean species are slightly larger and a brighter shade of pink. Flamingos get their beautiful coloring from their diet of shrimp and other crustaceans. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with these amazing animals and learn more about them from the keepers themselves (they’re the ones in the bright pink shirts).

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Sponsor a Flamingo

The Animal Amigo program helps care for all of the animals at the Zoo by funding food, medical treatment, equipment, enrichment toys, and habitat improvement for the animals in our care. For a donation of $100 or more, you con sponsor a flamingo at the Indianapolis Zoo. You will receive a plush, collector card, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board!

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