Zoo Animals

Detroit Zoo - Greater Flamingo - Photo by Roy Lewis

Greater flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus

At the Detroit Zoo
The greater flamingo can be found in the African Forest.

Description
The greater flamingo is a tall, pink bird with a long, lean, curved neck and a distinctively downward-curved, black-tipped bill. A young flamingo is born gray and white and does not turn pink for two years.

Fun Facts

  • There is no set breeding season for a flamingo, and young can be born at any time of year.