The first baby flamingo to be born this year at Miami’s Jungle Island is being welcomed into the world with a naming contest.
Flamingo lovers with a knack for clever names can email their ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org between now and June 2 for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Jungle Island and four tickets to a Miami Marlins baseball game.
The to-be-named flamingo was born last Friday night after first hatching earlier that week. The bird, whose sex will not be determined for a few months, was closely watched during the hatching process by the park’s veterinary staff, as well as its own flamingo mom.
Jungle Island has around 70 flamingos in its flock, as well as close to nine eggs in incubation, according to park spokeswoman Ashley Serrate.
The winner of the flamingo naming contest will be chose by Jungle Island staff. The park will announce the winner on June 3.