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Faruk Yalçın Hayvanat Bahçesi ve Botanik Parkı

Thanks to our keeper team, another eight greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) chicks hatched in FYZoo this summer. All chicks are in good health and being taken care by their parents. The chicks are easy to separate from the adult birds as they are still covered in grey down. Only in a few months will their first greyish feathers appear. It will take some three years before the chicks are fully adult and beautifully colored in pink.

FYZoo is the only zoo in Turkey to successfully breed greater flamingos. Some 27 chicks have hatched and been reared by the large colony in the past 5 years.