London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London Zoo residents have a fear of pink
Published: Thursday 16th of July 2009
Two of London Zoo's newest residents are causing a stir at the attraction as it has emerged they are afraid of the colour pink.
The flamingo chicks - known as Little and Large - are being raised by zoo staff who have noticed their aversion to the colour.
Keeper Allison Brown said: "We'll just have to hope they get used to the colour pink, but I'm sure it won't be a problem. Once Little gets his own pink colour he'll be fine."
The staff have also been encouraging the young flamingos to feed themselves with the aid of a sock puppet, she revealed, although this has so far proved unsuccessful.
Flamingos tend not to gain their pink colour until later in life, by which stage the London Zoo staff hope the twosome will have grown out of their fear.
Thinking of taking a trip to London Zoo? You can do so for free with the London Pass, which gives entry to a number of top attractions.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Thursday 21st of March 2013 Things to do in London: Take an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of Chelsea FC Stadium
Wednesday 20th of March 2013 Pollock’s Toy Museum provides kids with fun things to do in London
Tuesday 19th of March 2013 London attractions: Enjoy a family day out in Apsley House
Monday 18th of March 2013 Things to do in London: Visit Kensington Palace for a fun, family day out
Sunday 17th of March 2013 London Attractions: Come and see a play at the National Theatre
Saturday 16th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit the Banqueting House for a fun, family day out
Friday 15th of March 2013 Did Shakespeare really write his own plays?
Thursday 14th of March 2013 London attractions: Dance to the tune of the British Music Experience
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 Eltham Palace adds a touch of royalty to London attractions
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 London attractions: Relive medical history in the Old Operating Theatre Museum
Tuesday 12th of March 2013 London attractions: Visit HMS Belfast for a 75th birthday do