National Geographic : 1941 Jan
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW.F.Gerecke Hialeah's Pampered Flamingos Flourish on Cracked Rice, Dried Shrimp, Soft Wheat, and Cod-liver Oil Diet is vitally important. If the birds are improperly fed, their pink plumage will be replaced after molting with grayish-white feathers. Each day200pounds of the food mixture is cooked to semiliquid consistency and placed in steel feeding troughs along the shore line. Flamingos inthewild subsist almost entirely onsmall spiral shells and their contents. Hialeah's bill of fare is a scientific substitute for the mollusks.