World’s oldest flamingo dies at SA zoo
At nike mercurial superfly the ripe old age of 83, the greater flamingo was put down on Friday morning after the nike mercurial superfly bird’s quality of life had significantly deteriorated due to complications associated with old age.
Known as Greater, the flamingo whose sex is unknown arrived at the zoo in 1933 but records are not clear whether it came from Cairo or Hamburg Zoo.
“Greater is best known for being the world’s oldest flamingo and the last greater flamingo to have resided in Australia,” chief executive Elaine Bens nike mercurial superfly ted said.
“When Greater’s physical health started to deteriorate last year, our veterinary team began a course of anti inflammatory pain medication to ensure Greater’s comfort.
“Greater responded well to treatment and remarkably survived the cold winter.”
B nike mercurial superfly ut the flamingo took a turn for the worse this week when it was decided to humanely put it to sleep.
“Although this is an extremely sad loss for us all, it was the right thing to do,” Ms Bensted said, adding there was no more treatment that would have improved Greater’s life.