This little chick hatched this week to proud parents Cheviot and Neil – with big sister Otis close by.
This chick has just arrived on the scene and is already a trail-blazer. The first chick at our zoo to hatch on display (in front of some excited visitors) and as our flamingo are all hand-raised it will be the first chick to be raised by the flock!
If you look closely you can see the gold tip of its egg tooth - this is a tooth found in reptiles and some birds and helps the chick to internally pip and break through its eggshell – it will eventually fall off as it is no longer needed.
Both Cheviot and Neil will share duties and continue to sit on the chick for a few more days until it begins to walk – so make sure to visit and say hi! You can find our flamingo wading in their pool by our watering hole café.