Flamingos are naturally elegant and exotic. Their hot pink color (for most breeds) and unique shape make them one of the most distinct-looking birds in the animal kingdom.
But when they're first born, they don't exactly resemble their more exquisite adult selves. Instead, they look like adorable little fluffy white cotton fluffs.
And lucky visitors at the Chester Zoo in Britain got to see the fluffy hatching in action recently as the zoo welcomed 14 baby flamingos into the world.
The flamingos that Chester Zoo most recently hatched are from the zoo's Caribbean flock, which means they'll eventually grow into the largest of all flamingo breeds and their feathers will turn that iconic flamingo pink.