Newborn Bronx Zoo Flamingo Takes Adorable First Steps

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A Caribbean flamingo hatchling that was born recently at the Bronx Zoo took its first steps in front of a crowd of excited onlookers yesterday. With the help of its mother, it was able to make some shaky but successful moves, according to the (New York) Daily News.



After being pushed to its feet by its mother, the baby Caribbean flamingo stood up by itself cautiously.



With a bit of practice, this little bird will be walking around in no time, but after its first two steps, the tiny bird plopped back down onto its nest mound.

Flamingo chicks are born with gray down feathers that eventually turn pink due to the birds' diet. They're also born with straight, pink bills and swollen pink legs, both of which turn black within a week.

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