Taipei Zoo’s flamingo hatchlings learning to swim

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 11, 2019
By: Shen Pei-yao and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Flamingo chicks born last month at the Taipei Zoo are doing well and learning to swim, the zoo said on

A family of flamingos is pictured in an undated photo taken at the Taipei Zoo. A total of nine baby flamingos have been hatched at the zoo this year.
Photo courtesy of the Taipei Zoo

Monday.

Those who would like see the chicks swimming should visit the zoo soon, as the chicks must learn to swim before the summer ends, it said.

Flamingos begin teaching their hatchlings to swim shortly after they leave the nest, with the adults guiding their young to shallow areas of water near the shore, it said.

The hatchlings learn very quickly and are able to keep up with the adults in a short amount of time, it added.

In the wild, flamingos tend to roost in salt water lagoons and salt fields, or inland in large salt water lakes, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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