A flamingo at Miler Park Zoo in Illinois was euthanized after a child threw a rock into the flamingo exhibit and broke the flamingo’s leg.
“Unfortunately, staff determined the best course of action given the animal’s injuries was to euthanize the bird. This was a truly unfortunate accident, and we are working with the juvenile’s family to move forward,” said Miller Park Zoo Superintendent Jay Tetzloff in a statement to The Pantagraph newspaper.
The zoo exhibit opened in June 2016.
And now it’s minus one flamingo. 🙁
Sunday 20th of June 2021
the parents should be held responsible for their child’s action.
Monday 10th of June 2019
That so sad ?
Sunday 7th of July 2019
People need to control their kids. If they had been taught not to hurt any living thing, this would not have happened.