We have over 30 flamingos in our flock at Edinburgh Zoo. To ensure they have their natural pink colour they are fed on a diet of pellets which have been specially formulated with the dietary colours needed for the flamingos to stay ‘in the pink’. The pellets also float in water and gradually sink, providing the birds with opportunities to use all their natural foraging behaviours.
Location in the Zoo:
The Chilean flamingo enclosure is on the right-hand side as you enter the park. The flamingos share their enclosure with the scarlet ibis.