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Busch Gardens Flamingo Euthanized After Violent Attack By Park Visitor

Busch Gardens Flamingo Euthanized After Violent Attack By Park Visitor

A Busch Gardens Flamingo by the name of Pinky was euthanized on Tuesday (August 2) in Tampa Bay, Florida after being attacked by a male by the name of Joseph Anthony Corrao.

The patron went up to Pinky at around 6:45 pm and apparently picked her up and slammed her on the ground.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal, and is currently being held on a $5,000 bond at the Orient Road Jail.

The AP reports that Pinky was known as a “diva extraordinaire,” and while they tried to save her, they decided she should be euthanized because the injuries she suffered were severe.

Pinky was a beloved member of the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay family,” Busch Gardens said in a statement. “[She] made many appearances on behalf of the park’s conservation and education efforts. She will be sorely missed.”

Earlier in the summer, a gorilla by the name of Harambe was killed after a child crawled into his enclosure.

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  • myob

    What an a$$hole, somebody should do the same to him!

  • NL

    Actually a quick google search pulled up multiple arrest records including violence toward a child…. So he is just a horrific human being.

  • Robert

    How sad.

  • getoffmylawn

    I hope this POS gets hit by a Mac truck

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  • damian gonzales

    I propose sacrificing the idiot who did this

  • netopian

    Truly disgusting! That guy should be banned from all animal parks!

  • Sandy McFarlane

    WHYYY tho??!?

  • VanityInsecurity

    I wished pinky would have gauged his eyes out. fkn loser.

  • AeeJay

    Lowlife. They euthanized the wrong animal.

  • la petite bonnieux

    what the hell kind of freak attacks a flamingo

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    My thought exactly.