American Flamingo

This summer we took a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo.  I really like the zoo because it is big and has more animals than most zoos.

This is a picture of my mommy and me standing in front of some American flamingos, also called Caribbean flamingos.  American flamingos live in the Caribbean Islands, Florida, Mexico, the Galápagos Islands, and Brazil.  Scientists used to think that the Caribbean flamingo and the Greater flamingo, which lives in Africa, Asia, and Europe, were the same species, but now they think that they are different.  Its call is like a goose honk.

They have bright pink feathers, and I think they get this color from what they eat.  They eat algae, insect larvae, mollusks, and crustaceans.

About Raymie

Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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