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Flamingo chick hatches at the Akron Zoo

48 day old baby Chilean flamingo (Source: Akron Zoo) 48 day old baby Chilean flamingo (Source: Akron Zoo)
Akron Zoo welcomes a Chilean Flamingo. (Source: Akron Zoo) Akron Zoo welcomes a Chilean Flamingo. (Source: Akron Zoo)
It's a girl for the Akron Zoo! Photo of  7 day old Chilean Flamingo. (Source: Akron Zoo) It's a girl for the Akron Zoo! Photo of 7 day old Chilean Flamingo. (Source: Akron Zoo)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

It’s a girl! For the first time in its history a Chilean flamingo chick has successfully hatched at the Akron Zoo. Because she will not be big enough to be with the flock for several months, the chick will not go on exhibit until the spring. 

It took 26 days for the baby flamingo to develop in her egg, and 36 hours to fully emerge. The baby chick weighed a tiny 96 grams at birth.

When she is big enough she will join a flock of 23 Chilean flamingos at the Akron Zoo’s Legends of the Wild area. 

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. 

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