Sunday, September 8, 2013

Why Are Flamingos Pink? ~ # 8 of 30

Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp! Yes, it's another true Urban Legend.  The flocks that eat brine shrimp from salty lakes in both the world's hemispheres get their coloring from the beta carotene which the shrimp contain. Without this food source, they loose their pink, so zoo keepers supplement their diets with the chemical.

Pretty in Pink Flamingos

7.5" x 5.5" original hand painted watercolor on Yupo paper
Acid-free Mat w/ Backing in sleeve - 8" x 10"
Signed and certified by the artist.
Purchase painting here.

#8 of 30 -
Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Legends

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