One more post from our trip to the Memphis Zoo. The first animals we saw right after my camera battery died were the flamingos. They are a wading bird known for standing on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their body. The reason why they do this is still not fully understood. I had never seen one up close before. They were quite beautiful. Luckily, the battery on my phone still had a little power left so I snapped a number of shots. Here are some of my favorites.
Our first view of the flamboyance (cool word for a flock of flamingos).
The color of a flamingo’s feathers is caused by pigments in their food.
Flamingos are born gray or white and take up to three years to reach mature plumage.
I think this one is a teenager.
I enjoyed my trip to the zoo immensely – especially the giraffes and the flamingos!