Tiny flamingo chicks cool off in hot weather
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Covered in fluffy grey hair and standing just 30cm tall, the newest additions to ZSL London Zoo’s flamingo flock are enjoying their first dip in the big pond.
Hatched just two weeks ago, the pair of Greater flamingo chicks have so far been watching mum and dad from the sidelines, but the hot weather finally tempted them to have a paddle in the water.
Nicknamed Wenlock and Mandeville by keepers, as they’ve hatched just in time for the Olympic Games, the cute pair won’t develop their iconic pink feathers until they’re approximately a year old, and will eventually grow to be four foot tall.
The flamingo’s keeper, Adrian Walls stars in a brand new two-part documentary, The Zoo, . Following the staff at one of London’s most famous attractions, the series gives viewers a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes at ZSL London Zoo. Watch the first episode on ITV Player and the second and final episode on ITV Player .