WATCH: Bronx Zoo Flamingo Hatchling Takes First Steps

Flamingo Hatchling Took Its First Steps At Aquatic Birds Exhibit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Caribbean flamingo hatchling took its first steps at the Bronx Zoo.

The zoo posted a video of the baby bird’s maiden voyage on Wednesday.

The baby bird isn’t quite steady enough for the famous one-legged stance. The video showed the chick being helped to its feet by its mother on a nest mound in the pond outside of the Wildlife Conservation Society zoo’s Aquatic Birds exhibit.

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Caribbean Flamingo and Chick At The Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

Flamingos are hatched with white feathers but develop their trademark pink color over time through their diet.

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Caribbean Flamingo and Chick At The Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS)

The Bronx Zoo Aquatic Birds exhibit is open year-round.

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