This Caribbean flamingo at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo splashes as it bathes in the aquatic birds exhibit.  Flamingos are very social, feeding together during the day. Born white, flamingoes do not get their trademark pink feathers until they are one to three years of age. The adult's rich color comes from pigments in the food that the birds eat.  They spend up to one third of their day preening to ensure their feathers stay waterproof.  

Caribbean flamingoes enjoying the warmer temperatures is one of many exciting things to see this spring.  WCS's Bronx Zoo will be kicking off the season with Animal Tales Extravaganza; every weekend in April, May, and June will be packed with family-oriented entertainment.  And don't miss the second annual Run for the Wild on Saturday, April 24th at WCS's Bronx Zoo.

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit or call 718-367-1010.

The Wildlife Conservation Society
saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.