You’d be orange too if you consumed carotenoids like these guys do. They get them, not by eating carrots, but by scooping up algae and other life forms off the bottom of shallow waters throughout South America and the southern US, all while standing on one foot. I saw these guys and girls last week at the cute little Sacramento Zoo.
Scientists don’t know for sure why they like to stand on one foot. Maybe they’re practicing for a sobriety test.