You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Stone Zoo welcomes six Caribbean flamingo chicks

Mike Diskin

An adult Caribbean flamingo at Stone Zoo checks on one of the newest arrivals at the Stoneham facility, where staff members recently announced the hatching of six chicks. They brought the zoo’s breeding colony of Caribbean flamingos to 53. “The flock has grown tremendously from its initial population of four birds 20 years ago,’’ said Frederick Beall, general curator for the zoo’s parent organization, Zoo New England. “Even the oldest member of the flock, a 44-year-old female, continues to reproduce and contribute to the colony’s growth,’’ he said. Caribbean flamingo chicks are born white and develop their distinctive pink color at 2 to 3 years of age. A video showing the Stone Zoo’s new residents and discussing its flamingo breeding program is posted at, under “Seeing Pink: Learn more about Stone Zoo’s flamingos.’’

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of