I will never, as long as I live, understand why people mistreat animals. Nothing makes my blood boil more. This story has horrified me.
A 75-year old flamingo was beaten by 4 teenagers at Adelaide Zoo in South Australia last week. He is recovering but still not eating. Read about him here.
Here’s the poor old fellow recovering in the hospital wing of Adelaide Zoo.
The attack on Greater, who is half blind and is thought to be one of the oldest flamingoes in the world, almost killed him. He suffered serious injury to his beak and head as well as concussion.
He has a 70-year old flamingo companion named Chilean, who has been pining for him.
Both of the birds are popular at the zoo and are easily accessible behind a knee high fence.
I am shocked that anyone would want to harm this lovely old gentleman.
The teenagers have been arrested and charged and will appear in court next month. They face the possibility of up to 4 years in jail.
Whoever your gods are, I ask you today to pray for this dear old soul. A gentle, placid creature. May he recover and spend the rest of his life with his flamingo friend in peace.
For further information check out the Adelaide Zoo.
*Image : www.news.com.au