National Zoo welcomes 100th and 101st flamingo chicks

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Smithsonian's National Zoo celebrated the holiday weekend by adding its two newest members: the 100th and 101st flamingo chicks!

The pink babies hatched Sunday, July 6 at the Bird House.

The chicks are being hand-reared behind the scenes by keepers in a cozy 95-degree incubator, according to the Zoo. Flamingo chicks have a higher survival rate if they are hand-reared. The chicks will join the Zoo's flock of flamingos outside when they are older.


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