Autoplay
Show Thumbnails
Show Captions
118 3 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

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.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1mbRNoE