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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Flamingo

baby bear

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As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

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Flamingo

With their pink and crimson plumage, long legs and neck, and hooked bill, flamingos cannot be mistaken for any other type of bird. They live in lagoons or large, shallow lakes. These bodies of water may be quite salty or caustic: too much so for most other animals. In some lakes, their only animal “neighbors” are algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans. That works in the flamingo’s favor, as the birds dine on these small creatures!

Social birds, flamingos live in groups of varying sizes, from a few pairs to sometimes thousands, or tens of thousands. The Safari Park is home to the largest population of greater flamingos in North America. We have three of the six flamingo species represented here.

Add some color to your day by admiring our flocks! Admire our Chilean flamingos in Safari Base Camp; greater and lesser flamingos in the African Outpost.