Can't fly south for spring break?
Let a flock of the Zoo's tropical birds inspire you for your spring staycation.
Chilean flamingos live in and around alkaline or brackish water, but they can't drink it to survive. Instead, these flamingos will drink from springs, puddles, and can even absorb rainfall through their feathers. See them in the Welcome Plaza.
These birds spend up to 70% of their day feeding on nectar from tropical flowers. See them in Australian Adventure.
The green aracari is a toucan with a forest green back, wings and tail. It is a forest bird that usually doesn't stay in flocks. Find one in The RainForest.
Spoonbills are social and are always found among other spoonbills and wading birds. When they migrate, they fly in long diagonal lines with their legs and necks completely outstretched. Find them in The RainForest.
These parrots show great variation in their markings and colors, making each individual unique.
The scarlet macaw can eat toxic fruits that would kill other animals. It is believed they can do this because they also eat large amounts of clay, which may neutralize the toxins.
These cockatoos are native to Australia and can number in the hundreds in one single flock, however they can be found in New Zealand if they’ve accidentally been released or blown off course.
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