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Everyone’s week is being seriously brightened up as the Pittsburgh National Aviary introduced us to their two flamingo chicks. Their cuteness factor is off the charts, and the internet, us included, freaked out.
Gifs have emerged of one baby flamingo trying unsuccessfully to act like an adult flamingo and walk, but he can only manage a couple of feet at a time for now. As Twitter user Celesse writes, the chick is ‘trying so hard to flamingo’. The internet is finding these wobbly attempted steps at adult life hilariously relatable.
BABY FLAMINGO!!!! ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ Who's trying so hard to flamingo pic.twitter.com/LmOtW9lwZA— ✿Celesse✿ (@celesse) June 29, 2017
BABY FLAMINGO!!!! ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ Who's trying so hard to flamingo pic.twitter.com/LmOtW9lwZA
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Although you might expect them to have pink feathers, the baby birds, in fact, remain grayish-white until they reach their first year. As well as resembling fluffy marshmallows, it turns out flamingo chicks are very leggy, with model-like proportions which we are very envious of.
Brighten up your week by meeting a baby flamingo! Help us welcome this newly hatched flamingo at the National Aviary. #NationalAviary pic.twitter.com/GSy70DI9Sb— National Aviary (@National_Aviary) June 29, 2017
Brighten up your week by meeting a baby flamingo! Help us welcome this newly hatched flamingo at the National Aviary. #NationalAviary pic.twitter.com/GSy70DI9Sb
As a very vocal species, at only a few days old, they are interacting with each other. According to senior aviculturist Travis Henderson, who is raising the birds, "They've been hearing each other. When this egg started to hatch, I held it right up to this guy [the first chick] and they kind of talked to each other," he told PennLive So cute! Can you imagine baby chicks talking to each other?
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The baby flamingos are now ready for visitors, so if you’re desperate to see them they’re only a short flight away…totally worth it!
This post was written by Georgina Roberts For more, check out our sister site The Debrief.
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