A pink flamingo that escaped from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas a few years ago has been spotted in a southwest Louisiana ship channel hanging out with a wild flamingo. Officials identified the escapee by the numbers on its leg band.
Last December the Sedgewick flamingo and its traveling companion were spotted at the Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The other bird, a rosy red wild greater flamingo, flew up from Mexico during hurricanes Rita and Katrina -- a big deal to Louisiana bird watchers as it was the first documented sighting of a wild greater flamingo in that state.
The zoo has no plans to get its flamingo back, saying it could do more damage to the bird. There's no easy way to recapture the bird and they're better off just leaving him alone.