This story is as disgusting as it is tragic.
In what's just the latest in a series of never-ending violence against zoo animals, Pinky the Flamingo from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay was put down on Tuesday after she was randomly attacked by a park visitor.
According to witnesses, Joseph Anthony Corrao, 45, allegedly reached over Pinky's fence, grabbed her by the neck, and forcefully threw her to the ground at 6:45 p.m. EST… for no apparent reason!
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While the Chilean dancing flamingo did not die upon impact, park veterinarians had no choice but to euthanize her due to her injuries being too severe.
The park released a statement remembering Pinky shortly after her death, saying:
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Um, if you're going into a haunted house, you should be prepared to be scared!
That even rhymes so it's easier to remember — and pretty much covers all the crazy shizz that might happen to you while inside.
Two years ago, Brittany Lipscomb went to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens to enjoy some spooky fun while PREGNANT. That's not the end of the story, though, as now the legal system has been pulled in to the situation.
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Sometimes….life doesn't get any better than a day with the fam….
A day with the fam…and a new giraffe friend!!! LOLz!
Dancing with the Stars alum and legal commentator Nancy Grace took her kiddies to see the beautiful babes at Busch Gardens yesterday.
There, the family got to enjoy some sunshine rays and a couple of giraffe kissies!!!
Awww….so schweet! We LUV happy family moments!
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Kisiri and Tambo have another cutie on their hands!
Busch Gardens Tampa welcomed another white rhino baby Tuesday and she is TOO PRESCHUZZ!
The second babe for mama Kirisi and the seventh for Tambo, the unnamed female weighs 140lbs (at birth) and will gain four pounds each day until she is 3,500 to 4000 pounds!
There are fewer than 15,000 white rhinos in the wild and Busch Gardens has had eight total rhinos, seven white rhinos and one black rhino.
Congrats! Keep these cuties coming!
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Luckily for McKayla Maroney, these birds aren't employed by Alfred Hitchcock, so she should be safe!
The Olympic champ visited Busch Gardens Tampa for a chance to hang with some very special animals.
There was even an emu!
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This little guy was QUICK to get out and explore the new world!!!!
A baby armadillo is curled up into the CUTEST little ball EVA at Busch Gardens Tampa.
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WOLF PACK IN THE HOUSE!!!!!
Busch Gardens Williamsburg finally give the world a piece of their wolf cuties as their its month old pack made its debut.
The pups are getting familiar with their Wolf Valley environment and we're pretty sure they will turn into fantabulous adults one day!
Oh…can we have one?!?!?!!?!
Well, we guess it's best if we don't have one…they are wolves after all…
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