Have you ever been up close and personal with a long legged pink bird? If not, the opportunity exists at the Palm Beach Zoo. The impressive Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society,1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 has made the opportunity to feed flamingos a reality!
Each afternoon the 'Flamingo Experience' at the Palm Beach Zoo offers clientele an intimate encounter for just $35 a person. A maximum of eight guests are escorted into a sequestered feeding area where the Chilean Flamingos come out to meet their fans. Touching the elegant birds is not encouraged, but the flamingos can touch you with their nares. Obviously, they don't have hands so they check out the everything with their mouths.
The flamingo snack/meal is on the menu and the more matured birds tough their way to the front of the line. There is literally a pecking order, with the more dominant birds pushing the others out of the way.
Feeding the flamingos require prior registration and admission. Things you should be aware of on the escapade:
When: 12:15 p.m., daily
Duration: 20-45 minutes
Age Requirements: Adults and children who are at least 5 years old, one adult per child required.
Price: $30 per person for members, $35 for non-members
Max 6 people per experience, mixed parties.