In 2005, Pink Flamingo No. 492 escaped from a zoo in Kansas. Originally from Tanzania, No. 492 was miserable and wanted to go to a warmer climate. Luckily, the zookeepers had forgotten to clip his wings so when the opportunity presented itself, No. 492 didn’t hesitate and took flight.

For years his whereabouts was unknown. But then, in 2018, No. 492 was spotted on the Gulf Coast of Texas basking in the ocean spray. It was possible to identify him as he was still wearing his yellow ID tag.

What a lonely life it must have been all those years on the lam without a fellow flamingo for companionship! But No. 492 was eventually sighted in the company of a Yucatecan flamingo known as HDNT. Were the two simply friends or, instead, flamed colored lovers?

Imagine a flamingo from Tanzania and a flamingo from the Yucatan that, while flying over Texas, meet and stay together for the rest of their lives like flamingo couples do.

Today, like every day, is a perfect day for a love story!


P.S. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

Related: Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas + Birds That Mate for Life +

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4 Responses to Jailbird 

  1. What a nice story of liberation and love!

  2. Yvonne says:

    And I love the collective noun for a gang of flamingos!

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