Flamingos! | Greenwich Moms

Special summer exhibit open now through Labor Day! Crowds will be … er … flocking to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer to get close to everyone’s favorite big pink birds: flamingos! A group of flamingos is called a stand or flamboyance. Displayed will be Chilean flamingos, a larger species – 4 to 5 feet tall – native to southern South America and that continent’s western coast. They’re distinguished by their greyish legs with notably pink “knees,” and by half of their bills being black. Chilean flamingos are considered to be “Near Threatened,” with humans representing their main threat because of hunting and by the loss of – and changes to – their natural habitats. In the Aquarium exhibit, displays will offer interesting facts about the birds, such as how their diet affects how pink their feathers are and why they famously frequently stand on one leg. The flamingos exhibit will be free with Aquarium admission.
Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street in Norwalk
Now – Labor Day

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