Flamingo Naming Contest
Thank you for helping us name the flamingos that live at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo!
Voting has officially ended and these beautiful birds now have names!
Voting has closed. Winners announced below!
This flamingo was hatched on June 27th, 2019. His mom was hatched in 1970 and his dad was hatched in 1995. He grew up with Flamingo #36, so they might think of themselves as brothers.
"Sal means salt in Spanish (a language commonly spoken in many natural habitats of the American Flamingo) and flamingos use the salt glands in their beaks to filter out salt from their high-salt diets"
This flamingo was hatched on June 23rd, 2018. Her mom hatched on June 10th, 2005, and her dad hatched on July 31st, 2014. She was the first flamingo to eat out of a cup here at the zoo!
"The American Flamingo is also known as Phoenicopterus Ruber, so Ruby reflects the second part of that name. Plus, Flamingo 19 is a gem :)"
Floreana (No Band)
This flamingo was hatched on July 20th, 2019. Her mom hatched on May 20th, 2014, and her dad hatched in 2005. She was raised in a cohort with 7 other flamingos, one of which was flamingo #86.
"Floreana is an Island in the Galapagos where they can be found."
This flamingo was hatched on June 18th, 2019 to a mother who was hatched in 2000 and a father who was hatched in 1993. Before he arrived at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, he had a foot injury that required laser treatment. We're happy to say that he's made a full recovery!
"I think you should flamingo 35 Phoenix because flamingos are in the family Phoenicopteridae (which sounds like phoenix) and he is resilient and fully recovered from his injury like a phoenix rising from the ashes."
This flamingo was hatched on July 31st, 2019. His mom hatched in November 1970 and his dad hatched in 2011. He was raised in a cohort with 3 other flamingos.
"He can stand on one leg!"
This flamingo hatched on July 28th, 2019 to a mother who hatched in 2007 and a father who hatched in 1995. He was raised with No Band in a cohort of 8.
"After an island where they live"