Pink Flamingo Day was declared in 2007 by Dean Mazzaralla, the mayor of Leominster, MA to honor the work of Don Featherstone, creator of the plastic lawn flamingo.

Don Featherstone created the iconic piece in 1957 while working for Union Products. He based his design on photographs of flamingos from National Geographic because he was unable to get real flamingos to use as models. In 1996, Featherstone was awarded the 1996 Ig Nobel Art Prize (a parody of the Nobel Prize) for his creation of the pink flamingo.

Since the plastic garden beauties were created inspired by actual birds, let's find out more about them. There are six species of modern flamingos and most of them live in Asia, Africa, and South America. Flamingos are pink because of carotenoids (naturally occurring pigments) in the food they eat (shrimp, algae, and plankton) and if they’re not getting the right diet their color fades. It takes up to three years for baby flamingos to turn their gray feathers into a colorful coat.

Celebrate this Friday, the 10th annual Pink Flamingo Day, by looking at many beautiful, fabulous and very very pink birds.

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Yvonne Horton 2 years ago

Does not look real. Just wondrous

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Rogue Hater 2 years ago

So pretty!!!!

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Hikari 2 years ago

Okay, now everyone turn their heads to the side and look up and fabulous!

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Yvonne Horton 2 years ago

Such a long curvy neck

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

CLASSIC POSE!

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Marceline 2 years ago

Entering another dimension.

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Yvonne Horton 2 years ago

Stunning!

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"Ladies, ladies...........calm down, there's plenty of me to go around!" This guy thinks he's a real 'DON JUAN'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

This is their 'ENGAGEMENT PICTURE'.........awwwwe.

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David Clifford Johnson 2 years ago

Made those goofy birds into something magnificant

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"Here fishy fishy."

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'BABY GOT BACK'!

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

Better get a DNA test........that kid doesn't look nothin' like you!

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'PERFECTION'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"Awwwe, it's nice to have a little 'me time' away from the flock."

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

That looks like one of my Grammy's hats she wears to church. haaaaa

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"I wish upon a Star............"

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"KISS MY.........................!"

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

That just looks weird..........in a funny way.

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'CONNECT THE DOTS'...................go ahead, I'll wait. hee

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

Where do you go to get your 'highlites'?

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

The water reminds me of a Monet.

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Susann Campbell 2 years ago

For ever to fly, wind valosity unknown , they call me mellow yellow.

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'Shhhhhhhhh'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'GOSSIP'

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Emily Sophie Espersen 2 years ago

Soooooo manyyy

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

This Bird deserves 'A FAN~FARE'.

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'PRETTY IN PINK'

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Kathryn Myrman 2 years ago

This may be the prettiest one I've seen

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'LOVE IS IN THE AIR'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'TWO HEARTS BECOME ONE'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"Ommmmmmmm, namaste."

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Kuraija Meni 2 years ago

I want such lamp!

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

Why do I want a bowl of orange sherbet??

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

'BILLOWY BIRD CLOUDS'

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

"Race ya to the next watering hole!" "BUBBA GUMPS?" "You're on!"

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Juls Robertson 2 years ago

Naptime for babies.

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