Flamingo Facts: There are 19 bones in a flamingo’s long neck. It’s unusual beak and feathers are made of a tough substance called keratin. The beak plays an important role in the flamingo finding food in muddy areas. Did you know that the bend halfway down the flamingo’s leg is actually its ankle? photo by Michael.Doering
Flamingo Tongue Snail - Common on many Caribbean and Atlantic coral reefs, the flamingo tongue snail feeds on toxic sea fans and not only suffers no harm, it incorporates the fans' venom and becomes toxic itself. Shell collectors are often attracted to the colorful snails, but in fact the shell itself is white—it’s only the living animal inside that produces the striking color pattern.
"Is it true that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteor?" "Yes and no. The meteor managed to land without killing very many of the species. Unfortunately, it happened to be filled with rabid lawn flamingos. They didn't have a chance."