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Friday, October 31, 2008

Greater Flamingo back on exhibit

For those, like me, who are worried about the injured elderly Greater Flamingo there is some good news. He went back to his night quarters last night, which is a special shed near the Flamingo Grotto, to be with his friend the Chilean Flamingo.
Today, 31st October, he is standing on his own and back in his usual exhibit, the Flamingo Grotto, which has a little waterfall and a pool for the two flamingos to wade in, as well as a nice piece of lawn.
The Adelaide Zoo has a notice up about the flamingo's progress, as well as some pictures of the poor bird strung up in a hammock and information about these two flamingos and flamingos in general. The Flamingo Grotto was built in 1885 and is the oldest exhibit in the zoo, as well as housing the oldest creature in the zoo.
http://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/adelaide-zoo/meet-the-animals/our-animals?id=15856
I did hear that he had been beaten with a mobile phone, which is most distressing. What a senseless act! We cats can but wonder at the cruelty of some humans. I am making a lot of purrs for his recovery.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Purrrrrrrr.
Get well my friend.

5 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is very good news.

Daisy said...

I am so glad to learn that he is doing better!

Ariel said...

Such cruelty is ridiculous that poor sweet bird.I just don't get how people can be so cruel it makes me cry so sad...Hugs Ariel

Kaz's Cats said...

That was such a horrible thing to happen to that flamingo. Thanks for reporting on his progress...we're glad that he's doing better.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

ZOOLATRY said...

Hi, we are Maggy and Zoey, from Zoolatry. At the request of Momo (Meiow), we're putting together a special group of pictures for all the "Cats from Oz"... would you please contact us by email, so we can include you...
zoolatry@gmail.com
Thanks so much,
Ann (Zoolatry's human...)