We are excited to share that recently the Phoenix Zoo transported 11 greater flamingo eggs from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to the Phoenix Zoo, following an Association of Zoos & Aquariums Species Survival Plan recommendation.
Within 24 hours of arrival, two eggs had begun internally pipping and the first chick had completely hatched by Thursday, May 16. The last (11th) chick hatched on Thursday, May 23!
Flock This Way
Each day, our dedicated team of bird keepers take our flamingos for several walks. These birds grow fast, so it is important for them to get plenty of exercise; walks help for muscle strengthening and healthy growth.
*The health and well-being of the chicks is our top priority. Walks will be monitored closely by multiple staff members. Walk times are subject to change without notice.