Baby flamingo getting new shiny blue booties is the cutest thing you'll see today

This baby flamingo is getting back on his feet — with shiny new booties.

Meet Squish, a greater flamingo who was abandoned as an egg. 

He was found by zoo keepers in Singapore's Jurong Bird Park, and incubated until he was born on June 7. 

Weighing just 90.5g (3 ounces), Squish, who was named by his carers for his "squish-ability," was fed a special formula consisting of eggs and multi-vitamins.

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A baby Greater Flamingo named Squish struts in its booties, made by keepers to protect its feet from the hot concrete ground, at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Natasha Howitt
A baby Greater Flamingo named Squish struts in its booties, made by keepers to protect its feet from the hot concrete ground, at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Natasha Howitt
(Photo via Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

Squish when he was 5 days old

(Photo via Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

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Today, he weighs a healthy 1.2kg but has to go on short walks around the park to develop his leg strength.

He also wears soft blue booties to protect his feet from the hard ground. Flamingos usually walk on softer ground out in the wild.

When he's not out, Squish spends time in the park's weaning room, getting used to the outdoor temperature, and learning how to feed on his own. 

Squish will join a 300-strong flock of flamingos at Jurong Bird Park when he turns three months old.

Good luck Squish — keep on walking!

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