Discovery Cove, SeaWorld Orlando’s all-inclusive day resort, recently welcomed a colorful new group of guests to the park in the form of eight Caribbean flamingos.
- The group of flamingos, which is known as a flamboyance, is comprised of four males and four females.
- The flamingos are enjoying an expansive new habitat designed by a team of Discovery Cove animal experts and veterinarians.
- Visitors to Discovery Cove have an opportunity to watch the flamingos every morning as they take a leisurely stroll among guests along the park’s lush pathways and white, sandy beaches.
- The only flamingo to naturally inhabit North America, adult Caribbean flamingos stand between 4 and 4 ½ feet tall, weigh between 5 and 6 pounds and can have a wingspan of nearly 5 feet.
- Sporting the brightest plumage of all flamingo species, they are deep pink, red or orange in color.
- As young birds, they are grey in color and their plumage slowly turns pink as they mature.
- They have long, pink legs with slightly darker pink knees and a large, pink, downward-curving bill that is black at its tip.
- Caribbean Flamingos have a loud, deep honking call like that of geese, making it easy for guests to hear them coming during their daily parade.
- Discover Cove also announced a special offer. Visitors can enjoy one free visit to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay when they book by September 9 for visits to Discovery Cove through October 31.
What they’re saying:
- Kyle Miller, Discovery Cove President: “We’re delighted to welcome this beautiful flamboyance of flamingos to Discovery Cove and give our guests a wonderful opportunity to observe these amazing animals. To celebrate their arrival, we’re encouraging travelers to take advantage of great end-of-summer savings at Discovery Cove and welcome the flamingos in person.”