Pretty in Pink
Out on safari, across the vast savannah, colorful flamingos mingled on the water’s edge. Viewing these gorgeous birds, a sense of beauty, grace, and balance come to mind, and don’t I always want more of these in my life? Flamingo comes from the Latin word for flame, a beautiful description of their pink, coral, and red feathers. Their radiant coloring comes from the beta carotene found in their diet.
I’ve learned they flash their black feathers as a way of communicating. What was the conversation here, I wonder? These majestic birds are the Lesser flamingo, the smallest, yet most numerous species found in the salty lakes and lagoons of southern Africa. Some colonies of these flamingos can contain over a million birds, what an incredible sight to behold!
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Lucy’s Safari Adventures series will be unveiled at the Phoenix Zoo’s, “Art on the Wild Side” exhibition Feb 1 – May 31, 2020. Artists, Lucy Dickens, Joye DeGoede, and Anne Peyton will showcase their unique visions of wildlife and conservation in the Savanna Gallery, located in the Savanna Grill. Art will be available for purchase and zoo admission is required. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Zoo’s conservation initiatives.
“Art on the Wild Side” is a great collaboration between The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo and select local artists to display their work in our new Savanna Gallery. This rotating exhibit enhances our guests’ experience to not only see live animals on Zoo grounds, but also be inspired by the beautiful artwork along the walls of the Gallery, helping us communicate the importance of national and international conservation efforts. Exhibited artwork embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo: to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.”
Linda Hardwick, Director of Communications, ACNC/Phoenix Zoo