Open Today: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Complete Hours

Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary

Birds of very different feathers fly together in this fascinating walk-through exhibit showcasing everything from herons and hornbills, to penguins and woodpeckers.

Caribbean flamingo

Caribbean flamingo range

Feature Creature

Caribbean Flamingo

(Phoenicopterus ruber ruber)

Native to: Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands,  Mexican Yucatan, Columbia, Venezuela and the Galapagos Islands
Primary Diet: Shrimp, insects, worms, vegetation and algae
Adult Weight: Male - 6 pounds
Female - 5 pounds
Status: Stable
A flamingo sweeps its bill upside down through shallow water to pick up food. As it feeds, its tongue pumps up and down five times per second, pushing the water out of its beak.