It was the last days of 2008 when a Flamingo was reported to the Swiss Ornithological Website (ornitho.ch). Usually there are no Flamingos in Switzerland and for sure no Chilean Flamingo, because that’s what it was. Zurich Zoo counted their Chilean Flamingos and said they didn’t miss one. The Flamingo was doing quite good even though it was very cold. But some administrations decided to shoot it – out of some strange reasons. When it was dead they were able to say that it did escape from Zurich Zoo.
Well here is to the Swiss Flamingo that I was able to see on January 3rd 2009.
and some of its buddies who where also there in the cold:
and some buddies from the Zoo later in the year: