Sunday, January 10, 2010

You are what you eat (color...)

Flamingos get their pink color from the shrimp they eat...the more they eat, the deeper PINK they get ! How cool is that ? According to wikipedia:

"Young flamingos hatch with gray plumage, but adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtained from their food supply. A well-fed, healthy flamingo is more vibrantly coloured and thus a more desirable mate."

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