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. 🙁