3 minute lesson
Did you know birds are capable of creating their own “milk”?
A baby flamingo isn’t actually born pink! When they hatch, they are more of a whitish gray color. So, how do baby flamingos go from a gray fluffball to the remarkably colored adults we instantly recognize? This fascinating video from the BBC tells us a little bit more about how adult flamingos produce milk that changes the color of baby flamingos.
Animals are fascinating, and looking more carefully into the animal kingdom is always amazing. By understanding more about different kinds of animals, we are better able to understand what sort of threats they face from humans and we can better determine the best ways to protect them.
The number of new discoveries waiting to happen on animals and nature in general never ceases to amaze!
The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. Its mission is to enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain
Thanks to EWCed writer Kati Murphy from Clarkson University for this touchstone and for her contribution to EWCed!
“How Baby Flamingos Become Pink – Animal Super Parents: Episode 2 Preview – BBC One.”YouTube. BBC, 24 July 2015. Web. 19 June 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhVPoll3LUA>.