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Flamingo spotted years after escaping from zoo

Published: Apr 2022

An escaped flamingo has been spotted 17 years after it flew away from a zoo in Kansas in the United States.

Bunch of flamingoes during sunset

The flamingo, nicknamed Pink Floyd, was seen at Rhodes Point, a cape located in the eastern part of Calhoun County, Texas.

The bird was walking on a section of land in the cape’s Cox Bay, near Port Lavaca. Pink Floyd and his accomplice (another flamingo) escaped from their enclosures after a wild storm hit the zoo back in June 2005.

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