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Flamingo euthanized at Illinois zoo after child throws rock in exhibit


A flamingo, held at a zoo in Illinois, has been euthanized after being hit with a rock.


A young child threw a rock in the inclosure at Miller Park Zoo.


The zoo said it wants to make sure this is a “learning experience” and called it “a truly unfortunate accident.”


Director Jay Tetzloff said:

“A juvenile guest accidentally injured a flamingo on Monday by skipping a rock into the habitat. 
“Unfortunately, staff determined the best course of action given the animal's injuries was to euthanize the bird.”