Baby Flamingo 'Bella' Born At Miami's Jungle Island (PHOTOS)

Jun 05, 2013 | Updated Jun 05, 2013
Jungle Island

Miami's Jungle Island welcomed a new cutie to their flock this Memorial Day weekend with the arrival of a flamingo hatchling.

The baby took three days to break free of its egg and was then taken to nest with its mother.

It's the first flamingo born at Jungle Island this year although there are a handful of eggs still incubating. The park currently has around 70 of the iconic pink birds.

Jungle Island held a naming contest for the hatchling, resulting in the name Bella although officials are not sure whether the baby is male or female yet.

The name Bella might be on Miamians' minds as a courageous 10-year-old by that name just passed away after a long battle with cancer and has been honored by LeBron James and the Miami Police department.

Isabella is also the third most popular baby girl name from 2012, according to the Social Security Administration

Bella is also easy for young park patrons to pronounce; check out how one toddler hilariously mispronounces "flamingo."