We have a baby announcement to make.
New to the world: a healthy, happy, furry chick born this week at Jungle Island in Miami.
Name? Well, you get to pick.
The chick was born gray and white — the famous pink color will appear later based on diet.
“The birth of our baby flamingo has been a long time in the making,” Dr. Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations, said in a statement. “The wait of two years has been well worth it.”
The chick and the rest of the flock of flamingos — known as a flamboyance — will be on display at the attraction during the Memorial Day weekend.
As for the name of the baby bird, Jungle Island is holding a social-media naming contest on its Facebook page.
Jungle Island, on the north side of the MacArthur Causeway near downtown Miami, monitored the mating and incubation, leading up to the birth.
Chatfield and his team built artificial nests out of clay and mud and put artificial eggs inside to help the birds along.
“It has been a true labor of love for our team,” he said.
When the real eggs were laid, they were placed in an incubator for about a month and turned five times a day.
No wonder the surrogate human parents are proud.
The new baby is with Mom and the other famed birds, some of which appeared on the ‘80s show Miami Vice, at the attraction’s Flamingo Lake.