“It’s a heartbreaking loss for us and each who takes care of our animals,” said Brandi Smith, zoo director. director, in statement. “The barrier we used has been tested and is used by other accredited zoos around the country. on welfare of the remaining flock and the strengthening of our habitats.”
The herd, which originally had 74 flamingos, has now been moved to a covered barn, and the ducks in indoor, safe outdoor space- said the zoo. The statement noted that the “International Union for Preservation of (Nature) Red List of In the endangered species list, the American flamingo and northern pintail are listed as species. of least concern.”
A flock of flamingos in the zoo mostly lives in 9750 square feet yard with heated pool and a barn. Zoo staff checking integrity of several buildings times a day and saw “no areas of anxiety” in flamingo habitat on Sunday afternoon.
the zoo’s bird house, which includes the habitat of flamingos, is currently closed to public since it’s undergoing renovations and the zoo said in statement that “this first predator mesh breakthrough” of exhibit since it was installed at the zoo in 1970s. Zoo staff have already reinforced the metal mesh around the exhibit. The incident is now under investigation.