MIAMI (CBS4) – Bird keepers at Zoo Miami welcomed a special new resident into the flamingo exhibit over the weekend.

A Caribbean  flamingo chick was revealed today after it’s hatching on Saturday. The chick was hidden from view since then because it’s parents sat on it for protection.

Both the mother and father sat on the egg so it could incubate for 30 days. Now that the chick has hatched, both mom and dad will take turns raising it in the exhibit.

Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill say the chicks feathers will remain a gray color until it is about a year old, then the familiar pink feathers will develop.

Magill says this is the third Caribbean flamingo to be born at the zoo this year.

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