Part of series: Odd Ducks
Produced in: 2019
Material: multicolor composite 3D print
Print height: 55 cm
Edition: 8 unique pieces
The Old-World flamingos were considered by the Ancient Egyptians to be the living representation of the god Ra. In Ancient Rome, their tongues were considered a delicacy. Andean miners have killed flamingos for their fat, believed to be a cure for tuberculosis. In the United States, pink plastic flamingo statues are popular lawn ornaments. Flamingos are the birds that the Queen of Hearts uses in the Croquet Game in Alice in Wonderland. Actually, flamingos are not pink. They are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.