Houston Zoo opens remodeled flamingo habitat

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 4:56 AM

HOUSTON – The Houston Zoo held a house warming party for their Chilean flamingos Saturday after moving the flock back to their newly remodeled habitat.

The zoo hosted several kid-themed activities and also had a special Meet the Keeper presentation as part of the reopening of the exhibit.

The new habitat is not only meant to be more spacious for the 42 birds, but to also allow for better views for visitors.

Central to the remodeled exhibit is a new 20,000-gallon filtered pool, which is twice as large as the previous pool. The new pool provides both wading and swimming opportunities for the flamingo flock.

An island in the center of the pool serves as the flock’s primary nesting ground. The new habitat also features a separate feeding pool where zoo guests may observe twice daily flamingo feedings and learn more about the flock during Meet the Keeper Talks and presentations.

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