Houston Zoo names newly hatched flamingo chicks after Astros team

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Friday, October 21, 2022 3:43 am

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Zoo welcomed two new animals into their family on Wednesday. For the first time in six years, the zoo says they have successfully hatched flamingo eggs.

The zoo named the herd’s two newest members, Astro and Orbit, in honor of Houston’s Major League Baseball team.

Although these cute new flamingos are now gray and white, they will turn pink as they get older. The Houston Zoo says it can take up to three years for them to reach their ripe pink color.

The zoo says you can see the two new chicks, along with several other flamingos actively nesting, at the exhibit behind the Flamingo Terrace or online on the zoo’s Flamingo Cam.

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