Just an update from my bean Lynettea. She saw the Flamingo yesterday at the Zoo and he was eating a tiny bit (not much, which is a concern), drinking some water and preening his feathers energetically.
He stood in the water for a long time with his other flamingo friend, then came and stood quite close to the path on the grass. He is still a very trusting flamingo.
Some Zoo Volunteers were watching over him carefully and visitors to the zoo were coming to check on him all the time. One small girl gave a card for the Greater Flamingo to Lynettea so she could give it to the staff at the Zoo. Lynettea is a Zoo Volunteer. The card was very pretty, as the little girl had drawn a nice picture of the flamingo on the front and neatly printed quite a long message to the flamingo inside the card.
The Zoo Staff told Lynettea that they are collecting all the cards and plan to do something with them.
I will post some new pictures of the flamingo soon.