December 11, 2013 7:46 PM

Flamingo that escaped from Kansas zoo in 2005 is spotted gallivanting in Texas

In the wild, wild world of flamingos, one expatriate Kansan – a 2005 escapee from the Sedgwick County Zoo – has now become somewhat of a gadabout. Last week, Massachusetts birder Neal Hayward spotted the bird – known as No. 492, the number on the bird’s leg band – basking in the ocean spray off the Texas coast with a “friend.”

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