By a County Press reporter
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
One of the new Chilean Flamingo arrivals at Isle of Wight attraction Seaview Wildlife Encounter.
MUM is keeping a protective eye on this newborn Chilean Flamingo chick at Seaview Wildlife Encounter.
The chick is just one of a number of the graceful birds to hatch out this season, and more eggs are in production on the Chilean chick assembly line, according to the park.
Lorraine Adams, park director, said: "We are well known throughout the UK and Europe for our breeding programmes with our Chilean group and our breeding stock have been exported all over the world.
"The last group went to Belfast Zoo to introduce new blood lines and the young this year are already booked for a sealife park in Germany," she said.
Young chicks have grey plumage and don't gain the distinctive pink and white adult colours for two to three years.
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