The zoo's Chilean flamingo exhibit opens tomorrow, and my chick and I wandered down to the members' preview today to see what all the fuss is about. A wide boardwalk looks out over a shallow pond and flamingo stomping grounds. The 25 or so birds were standing in a tight flock this morning, their feathers a shocking shrimp-pink against the gray sky. Pretty. The birds stand close to the boardwalk, so you can get a good look at their hooked black beaks and trailing, fluorescent tailfeathers. Lots of kids there this morning, ooh'ing and ahh'ing or touching the three cylindrical, knee-high "nests" located at the back of the exhibit. It's not the most spectacular exhibit the zoo's ever opened, but my kid pronounced it "cool" and then dragged me over to look at the red panda next door.
Gotta get a look? There's a party at the zoo tomorrow. With cupcakes. (Yes, they'll be pink.)