Why am I such a Flamingo enthusiest?

The flamingo is an elegant water bird from South America, that changes from a white or light grey colour to their well known pink colour. My enthusiasum for flamingos stems from my early childhood years when visiting the zoo, I spent many hours admiring these beautiful creatures that stood out from most other animals. There diet relates directly to their colour and well being, I think this plays an important part in my interest for these striking birds.