A long-expected baby flamingo hatched Tuesday morning at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, according to a wildlife specialist Linda Whittington.
She said the baby flamingo was the newest member of a 30-bird Chilean Flamingo brood at the resort, located at the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive.
Whittington said the birds’ distinctive pink coloring came from the algae, shrimp, mollusks and insect larvae they ate.
The babies were born with a gray color to their feathers, which Whittington said will eventually give way to the pink hue.