Zoo euthanizes Flamingo after child throws rock at it

first_imgA flamingo at an Illinois zoo had to be euthanized Monday after an elementary school student hit it with a rock.Officials with the Miller Park Zoo say the child was skipping rocks into the bird’s habitat and struck one of the flamingos, breaking its leg.Zoo staff determined the best course of action was to put the bird down.The zoo said it’s working with the guest’s family to make the tragedy “a learning experience” for the child.last_img