[Julian] The Question: What causes a flamingo’s feathers to turn pink?

Answer: Flamingos have a diet rich in brine shrimp. These shrimp feed on
microscopic algae that have carotenoids (the same pigments that make
carrots orange). As flamingos metabolize these pigments, their feathers
become their signature bright pink color. Of the six species of flamingos,
all of them will have at least a slight shade of pink in their feathers.
Baby flamingos, however, are

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