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
Greater flamingos are tall, pink birds with long, lean, curved necks and distinctively downward-curved, black-tipped bills. Young flamingos are born gray and white and do not turn pink for two years.

Fun Facts

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