Jungle Island Names Its Baby Flamingo

The baby flamingo's name is Bella.

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:33 AM EDT
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Jungle Island recently named its new baby flamingo, Bella.

After the baby flamingo hatched during the Memorial Day weekend, Jungle Island asked the public for name suggestions from the public.

Baby Flamingo Hatching at Jungle Island

The park in Miami said Monday that it had received an overwhelming response to the flamingo naming contest that began last week. And although they won't know the sex of the newest member of the flock for a few months, the park decided to go with the name Bella anyway.

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Park officials kept a watchful eye on the flamingo during the Memorial weekend after hatching, a process that takes three days.

The winner of the naming contest will receive tickets to the park, as well as a Miami Marlins game.

This is the first baby flamingo to hatch this year. Another eight or nine eggs are being incubated.

More than 70 flamingos call Jungle Island home.

Jungle Island said they will continue updating the public of Bella’s progress.


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