Seven baby flamingos born at Whipsnade Zoo

11 July 2014 Last updated at 15:13 BST

Seven flamingo chicks have hatched at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Flamingo and a chick
Seven Caribbean flamingo chicks have all hatched at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo over the past three weeks. Chicks are born grey or white. Their trademark pink feathers won’t start to grow for six months.
Flamingo and a chick
The word 'flamingo' comes from the Spanish and Latin word 'flamenco' which means fire, and refers to the bright colour of the birds' feathers.
Flamingo and a chick
Flamingos lay only a single egg each year. If that egg is lost or damaged, they do not typically lay a replacement.
Flamingo and a chick
All of the adult flamingos in the group take turns caring for the chicks. You’ll often find the chicks in the middle of the flock, with aunties and uncles watching over the young.
Flamingo and a chick
Flamingos live between 20-30 years in the wild, but have been recorded as living up to 50 years or longer in captivity.