Flamingo Chicks Hatch at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

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Young chicks are born with a white and gray down covering at the San Francisco Zoo. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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Chilean flamingo parents take turns feeding thier offspring red "crop milk" at the San Francisco Zoo. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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The chicks are fed by their parents for about three months at the San Francisco Zoo. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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Breeding season can extend into October. Incubation takes about one month. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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The chicks won't breed until they lose their gray juvenile color at about two to three years old. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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A second chick hatched September 24, 2016, at the San Francisco Zoo.
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Chilean flamingos in the wild are listed as near threatened due to egg-harvesting and hunting. (Sept. 29, 2016)
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First chick of the season was hatched September 17, 2016, at the San Francisco Zoo.
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