MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Jungle Island family is getting a new addition just in time for the summer.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
Its pink flamingos are expecting babies, staff announced Friday.
“This is exciting for us and we are eagerly standing by for baby flamingos to be born,” says Dr. Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations.READ MORE: Hundreds Attend 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park For Freedom For Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua
The flamingos have laid a total of seven eggs. Staff say both the mother and father are keeping a watchful eye and taking turns to incubate the eggs by sitting on them.
It takes about 27 to 31 days from the time the flamingo lays the egg to when it hatches.MORE NEWS: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
Flamingos are born white, then turn grey and only start turning rosy after a year.