A flamingo chick pecking its way out of an egg has been an almost daily occurrence in the past couple of weeks at Hellabrunn Zoo. Small, grey and fluffy, these offspring discover the world at the side of their leggy, graceful parents, who nurture, warm and feed their young.
The greater Flamingo and the American Flamingo are among the largest flamingo species. The chicks born with grey plumage and currently at a height of about 20 cm appear even more adorable in the presence of the more than 100 colourful adult flamingos at the zoo. Warmed and well protected, the chicks hatched between 9 and 18 May sit happily with their parents or nest under their wings.
The Munich Zoo Hellabrunn was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo worldwide. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in complex communities.
Hellabrunn’s Species Conservation Center is a unique forum where zoo visitors can access an amazing amount of information about the zoo’s many projects.