March 23, 2012
Flamingo Chicks, Mexico
Photograph by Klaus Nigge, National Geographic
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When chicks are a few weeks old, parents leave them in a crèche and go in search of food, taking turns coming back day and night to feed them. Though watched by a few adults, the young are vulnerable to predators such as dogs and jaguars.
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