Pink Floyd Flamingo Nevertheless ‘On the Run’ 17 A long time Immediately after Zoo Escape
A fugitive flamingo that escaped from a Kansas zoo 17 many years in the past was recently spotted in Texas and supplied a cheeky nickname: Pink Floyd.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife’s coastal fisheries division shared a movie on Facebook of the unusual find before this week.
“Appears like Pink Floyd has returned from the ‘dark aspect the of [the] moon‘!” the group wrote. “Spotted at Rhodes Issue in Cox Bay close to Port Lavaca by David Foreman on March 10. Pink Floyd is a neighborhood Texas flamingo that escaped a Kansas zoo in 2005 and has been noticed on the Texas coastline for many yrs.”
The online video has accumulated more than 124,000 views, by far the most well known clip on the Coastal Fisheries – Texas Parks and Wildlife Fb website page.
In accordance to The New York Times, Pink Floyd is an African flamingo whose legal name is No. 492. (The bird’s intercourse is unfamiliar.) It was part of a flock of 40 flamingos that have been imported from Tanzania to the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kan., in the summertime of 2003 for a flamingo show that opened the pursuing Could.
For the reason that Pink Floyd arrived in Kansas as an grownup (probably around 3 years old), the zoo team decided it would be unethical to amputate element of its wing to avert it from flying. Grownup flamingos are instead saved grounded by having their feathers clipped. But staffers forgot to clip Pink Floyd’s feathers, and on a windy day in June 2005, the chook escaped its enclosure together with a companion, No. 347.
Each fugitives before long went their individual ways, with No. 347 final currently being spotted in Michigan’s Au Educate Lake in August 2005. Pink Floyd, meanwhile, headed south and befriended a Caribbean flamingo. The two were viewed alongside one another as a short while ago as 2013.
“Even nevertheless they are two various species, they are enough alike that they would have been far more than content to see every other,” Scott Newland, curator of birds at the Sedgwick County Zoo, told The New York Times in 2018. “They’re two lonely birds in variety of a overseas habitat. They are not intended to be there, so they have stayed collectively mainly because there’s a bond.”
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