Nine flamingo chicks born at Dublin Zoo... and more on the way
Chilean flamingo chicks hatch after 30-day incubation in Dublin
One of the chicks which hatched in Dublin Zoo.
Nine flamingos chicks have been born at Dublin Zoo.
The Chilean flamingo chicks hatched after a 30-day incubation and now join the 86-strong flock at the zoo.
With a number of eggs still in the nest, keepers are eagerly awaiting several more hatchlings in the coming weeks, the zoo said in a statement.
The Chilean Flamingo stands over a metre tall with a wingspan of up to 100cm. At birth, the chicks have a grey and white plumage which they lose gradually over a two- or three-year period, when their pink feathers begin to show.
Anyway, here are some really cute pictures: