orange flamingo

Flamingo birds are pink in colour due to their diet of pink shrimp. Chilli, a Chilean flamingo in Adelaide zoo, turned orange last year because of a change in his diet. Instead of pink shrimp (there was a shortage in supply), he was fed a new diet of live pupae, mealworms and carrots. The carrots contain carotene which turned his feathers orange!

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