We went to the North Carolina Zoo as our Saturday day trip as it is only 45 minutes down the road and we could get in and out in a few hours.
We were only two of 24 visitors that day. I mean, who is going to go to an outdoor zoo in 30 degree weather except for crazy people. I only wanted to hit one exhibit which was indoors and of course, was the aviary.
This is a Chilean flamingo, a bird whose range is from the middle of Chile down to Tierra del Fuego so it can withstand the colder winter temperatures outdoors here in North Carolina unlike its Caribbean cousins. It is on the IUCN's red list and rarely breeds in captivity.