Pinky the Dancing Flamingo is no more.
Joseph Carrao, 45, of Orlando, reached into the bird’s pen Tuesday night and “violently” tossed her to the ground in front of his family, witnesses at Busch Gardens Tampa said. She was rushed to the park’s Animal Care Center where veterinarians decided her injuries were serious enough to euthanize. The incident occurred in the Jambo Junction Animal Viewing Area. Carrao was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. It wasn’t clear if alcohol was involved or if Carrao is just a major asshole. (Room for both?)
Pinky was a Chilean flamingo. She shook her tail feathers for 19 years as an “animal ambassador” of the facility. She will be missed. Her moves will never be forgotten.
Eat shit, Carrao.