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Monday, February 3, 2014

'Greater' Flamingo passes to the Rainbow Bridge

'Greater'  Flamingo passed to the Rainbow Bridge a few days ago on 31 January. He was one of Diamond's friends of another species. Diamond wrote about the incident where a cowardly lout attacked Greater some years ago.
Greater and his friend Chilly wading in their pond at Adelaide Zoo
Greater was around 83 years old and believed to be the World's oldest flamingo. You may say, 'How do you know that, Sasha?' Well we don't know anything about ancient wild flamingoes, but flamingoes don't live to such a great age unless they get a lot of loving attention. Greater was blind and followed his faithful friend Chilly to the food source. Greater had medication to treat his arthritis and keep him comfortable.
We think that Greater had so much love from his adoring human fans and carers that he is surely waiting for them at the Rainbow Bridge. 
Here are some more pictures of Greater and Chilly. Chilly is the smaller Chilean Flamingo.


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is so sad. I was not reading your blog back when that happened, but my human remembers reading about the attack online in the news and it really upset her.

Kari said...

A long life for a fine old fellow. God bless and God speed.

p.s What the h€££ is wrong with people, I ask you. I do hope they burn for their dastardly deed.

Angel Keisha said...

Me sorry. Rest in peace, Mr. Birdy.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear that Greater has flown to the Bridge. Surely he and Diamond are reunited and healthy together there now, and surely you will see them both one day, too.