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Tue, Oct 9 | By AP | 129

After two years on the lam, a pink flamingo that escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo has been spotted with a wild Caribbean flamingo in a ship channel area of southwest Louisiana. The latest sighting three weeks ago was in the Calcasieu… more ›

Escaped Flamingo Spotted With Companion
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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

hard to comment without story

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Dorothy D.
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Dorothy D.
5 years ago

That's what I would like to know

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Buckking
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Buckking
5 years ago

Where did the story go

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Billie R.
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Billie R.
6 years ago

Can flamingos fly?

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

expired.

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

it

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

wish

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

interesting

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

This

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Jess  L.
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Jess L.
6 years ago

I would have liked to read about this...It sounded interesting...

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

I hope he and his companion are fine!

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

run, flamingo, run.

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Tonycat
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Tonycat
6 years ago

It doesn't look "spotted" to me.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

There are stories on here from September. Why did this one expire? Here it is:

WICHITA, Kan. - After two years on the lam, a pink flamingo that escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo has been spotted in Louisiana with a wild Caribbean flamingo in a ship channel area of southwest Louisiana.
The latest sighting three weeks ago was in the Calcasieu Ship Channel on private land accessible only by boat. Officials with the zoo in Wichita learned of the wayward flamingo's whereabouts late Friday because the birds were identified by numbers on their leg bands.
The zoo's flamingo was still traveling with the same companion that was with it during an earlier sighting. The two birds were seen at the Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Texas in December 2006.

The other bird, a rosy red wild greater flamingo, came up from Mexico during hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The discovery excited bird watchers in Louisiana because it was the first documented sighting of a wild greater flamingo in the state.
"We're very happy to see he's been spotted again," said zoo spokeswoman Christan Baumer.
The zoo does not plan to try to get the flamingo back.
"There really isn't an easy way to recapture the bird. It would only disturb wildlife where it's been found and possibly could do more damage to the bird than just leaving him alone," Baumer said.
Flamingos are social birds, so it is not unusual they are staying together, she said.
Members of Louisiana's ornithological society tried to locate the birds a few days after they were identified, but they had left the area. The zoo expects more sightings as the birds continue to look for safe places, food and water.
The Sedgwick County Zoo's flamingo is one of two that escaped June 27, 2005. Their other escaped flamingo has not been spotted.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

they were in love

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Felicia
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Felicia
6 years ago

sounds neat

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Edward S.
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Edward S.
6 years ago

wish i didnt miss this story. :(

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mike o.
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mike o.
6 years ago

how cool

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Summer
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Summer
6 years ago

well i wanted to see it!

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jenefier D.
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jenefier D.
6 years ago

opposites attract right?

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

read about it, wow how neat. Hope the Flamingo takes good care of the bird.

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Ezekiel H.
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Ezekiel H.
6 years ago

After seeing this headline I did a google search for the article and quickly found it. It's actually pretty neat. The bird escaped from a zoo and now it has been spotted a couple times with a wild flamingo. They don't plan on trying to recapture the bird. So, the bird has won it's freedom and made a friend.

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I4swim
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I4swim
6 years ago

This looks like it would've been a cute story.

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Patter5
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Patter5
6 years ago

Cute story!

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Morgan
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Morgan
7 years ago

Ha! The flamingo outsmarted his captors and got what he wanted. I'd like to shake his wing

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Gshephlvr
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Gshephlvr
7 years ago

awwwww he found a friend how nice. and now he is free. I am glad the zoo is leaving him alone.

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Abg8s
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Abg8s
7 years ago

it's nice that the zoo is going to just let this bird be free. instead of putting him through the capture process again. the bird is now living a normal life of freedom and thats great

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Spydog0619
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Spydog0619
7 years ago

kool

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MamaLizzy
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MamaLizzy
7 years ago

Thumbs up to the zoo. It is good to know that they have the animal's best interest at heart.

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Lanhimom
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Lanhimom
7 years ago

I also am glad to see that the bird has adapted and the zoo will let well enough alone.

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Kim D.
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Kim D.
7 years ago

That is a nice story!

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Deborah H.
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Deborah H.
7 years ago

So THAT'S where you went!

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Mcg8s
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Mcg8s
7 years ago

What a cute story! I'm glad that the zoo recognizes that they shouldn't try to recapture the bird. It must have adapted well to the wildlife and therefore, it should be left where it belongs.

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amy c.
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amy c.
7 years ago

thats great the zoo isnt gonna make him go back!

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Heather R.
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Heather R.
7 years ago

Finally, a nice story. Since the birds have adapted it's great that they are going to leave them alone.

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Golfvek43
7 years ago

Humans should take a lesson from this great animal.

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Tootieauntfruity
7 years ago

It makes me smile that the zoo wants to let it be. It seems to make the bird happy, too.

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Hageelectric
7 years ago

Oh the little love birds....literally! hehe..just a little joke

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Rsohler
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Rsohler
7 years ago

These guys would probably harm the bird more by capture. Great to let
it find a friend.

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silver d.
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silver d.
7 years ago

It's great they are going to leave it alone :) I guess the bird knew what he wanted all along :)

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HeatherAshley
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HeatherAshley
7 years ago

glad they left the bird there to live its life

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k r.
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k r.
7 years ago

Great story, I wish him well...

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Bcoo
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Bcoo
7 years ago

Lining on the wild side.

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Animalcare123
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Animalcare123
7 years ago

I think it escaped to be with its friend i think that so cute. I am glad that they decided to let it stayed with it friend.

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Hope
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Hope
7 years ago

This is a cool story. I`m glad the bird is happy and free, and as long as he stay healthy, it`s great that he`s staying in the wild.

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

Ditto on this-it would be weird though to look out your window one day and see a flamingo running loose!

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Kittybratgurl11
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Kittybratgurl11
7 years ago

the birds just wanted a nice vacation can you really blame them!!

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Stanleys2
7 years ago

This is a nice news story with a good and sensible ending.

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Emo
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Emo
7 years ago

What a great story! I am glad to hear that they are leaving the birds alone!

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Rsolveira
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Rsolveira
7 years ago

Good for the bird. He escaped!

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Negascowgirl
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Negascowgirl
7 years ago

aww thats so sweet the flamigo found a buddy!

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