Brevard County

Brevard Zoo flamingo lays first eggs, hatches baby chick

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Brevard Zoo’s newest resident is a tiny Chilean flamingo chick.

The chick is the product of the first eggs laid by the zoo’s flamingo flock.


On Sept. 3, the zoo said the chick hatched to mom Zinnia and dad Sneaky, who’s been a member of the zoo’s flock since 1994.

The zoo said it still has other eggs being incubated, so more babies may be on their way.

Photos: Brevard Zoo hatches Chilean flamingo chick

Zoo officials said chicks can start leaving their nest as young as 3 days old, and they’ll slowly start to expand their boundaries and explore the area around them.

The babies are initially gray, changing to pink slowly over their first few years.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.