If you need a smile, you're gonna wanna see the video of the chicks pecking at a stuffed adult flamingo.

The Detroit Zoo is part of a rescue effort to help over 1,800 abandoned flamingo chicks in South Africa. Their nesting grounds in Kamfers Dam have dried up, and it's one of only six places that this breed of flamingo procreates left in the world. Their parents have abandoned them in search of food.

There's a team on the ground from the zoo, who are helping to feed the chicks and keeping an eye on their health. They're hoping to be able to release the flamingos into the wild by the end of May.

Selfish thought: they're adorable and I wish they were bringing them back to Michigan.