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Are all flamingos pink?

Flamingos that live in the wild have at least a little pink. That color comes from pigments in the foods that flamingos eat. If a flamingo is kept away from its natural foods, it will slowly lose the pigments. Then it will be white. In zoos, flamingos eat a special diet that contains pigments to give them their famous color.

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