Skip to Main Content

Phoenicopterus chilensis

The familiar pink color flamingos are known for is the result of carotenoid pigments found in the flamingo’s food – like shrimp.

Because they spend much of their time in water, flamingos stand on one leg in an effort to conserve body heat.  They raise their legs more in the winter than in the summer, but have an equal number of leg raises in the spring and fall.

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world.  The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones.  Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.