The birth of an American flamingo at Flamingo Gardens in Davie – the sanctuary’s first birth ever from its own flock – has been keeping Wildlife Curator Laura Wyatt busy.
Flamingos imprint on the first voice they hear, she said, so the 1-week-old flamingo chick, currently being called Baby Jane, imprinted on her when it emerged from its shell on Aug. 1.
That means Wyatt is the one feeding the chick about six times a day, and the chick goes home with her at night and on her days off. “My last feeding is generally about 10:30 p.m.,” she said, celebrating the chick’s success in sleeping through the night.
Wyatt is feeding the chick a blend...