Friday, April 6, 2012

Fact of the Day: You Are What You Eat


Well if you're a Flamingo anyway. Flamingos can either be orange, pink, or white normally. The reason why is because they are -in simple terms- is because they absorb pigments from their diet of shrimp and algae.

9 comments:

DEZMOND said...

that is so interesting! They are sometimes nasty birds ;)

Terra Shield said...

The colouring on the one in this picture is lovely.

I can't imagine what humans would look like if we absorbed pigments from our food.

Baur said...

I like your new blog layout!!! I've seen Flamingo's in Florida before

Bart said...

true fact.

Leon Kennedy said...

always thought this was cool. But if you shave a zebra, it still has its stripes. TheMoreYouKnow

Unknown said...

Flamingos are so hip.

Trolske said...

I always wondered why the flamingos in the zoo have so different colours despite the fact they get all the same food.

Betsy Brock said...

humans can..in a way....at least when babies. If you only feed your babies the orange colored baby veggies and never any green ones, they really do get a peachy tint to their skin! Doctors warn new moms of this and I've actually seen a few orangey little ones....and found out they only liked the carrots and sweet potatoes and wouldn't touch the green beans or peas! ha.

Teddi said...

huh! i'll be darned.