Pigeon Royalty

Zoo Miami welcomed a new Victoria Crowned Pigeon hatchling.  A first for the Zoo, this pigeon species from Malaysia qualifies as endangered and is the closest extant relative of the Dodo.  Do you see the resemblance, too?

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And if you think this chick is an “ugly duckling”, you are right!  They become gorgeous “swans”.

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(image credits: Zoo Miami)

read more at the link via Zoo Borns: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/12/pigeon-zoo-miami.html

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