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Thursday, October 30, 2008

elderly flamingo attacked

Dear friends, I am horrified. Lynettea told me that one of my friends of another species has been attacked by cowardly louts. The elderly Greater Flamingo, the one on the left of the photo, suffered injuries to his beak and head. This bird may be the oldest flamingo in the world. He is about 75.
Lynettea took their photo only a couple of weeks ago.
She is very upset that anyone would attack the gentle bird. He used to stand near the edge of the enclosure close to people, showing no fear. He and his companion, a Chilean Flamingo came to the zoo in the 1930's (ancient times) as eggs. The Greater Flamingo is now blind and the other one almost blind, so they help one another.
Everyone loves them.
I feel very sad, but Lynettea told me that the Greater Flamingo may be recovering now. The other flamingo would be sad without him.

2 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that is horrible!

Daisy said...

I cannot even imagine what kind of cold heart it would take to do something like that. I am very sad. I hope the old boy will make a complete recovery so he can rejoin his pal.