A Flamingo At The Zoo Had To Be Put Down After A Child Threw A Rock At It

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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. 🙁

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  1. the parents should be held responsible for their child’s action.

    1. People need to control their kids. If they had been taught not to hurt any living thing, this would not have happened.