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American Flamingos

Scientific Name

Phoenicopterus ruber

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Mango, Papaya, Guava, Pomelo, Tamarind, Peach
Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
These pink birds are known for standing on one leg, but did you know that's actually how they rest? Standing on one leg helps them conserve energy.

Life Span

In the wild

20-30 years

at the zoo

Up to 50 years



3-9 pounds


3.3-4.6 feet



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from South America. 

They live in shallow water habitats such as lagoons and salt pans.

Conservation Status

Least Concern (LC)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

American Flamingos
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

Download a PDF version below!

Find them in Brantford