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A flamingo that escaped from a Kansas zoo 17 years ago was found alive off the Texas coast.

It was 17 years ago that an African flamingo broke out of a zoo in a storm. They are still living the high life in the wild. Animal rights activists have recently found the pinky bird on the Texas coast with other wild flamingos. It was very easy to tell the flamingo apart because it had a number on one of its legs.

They both broke out of the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas, during a storm. No. 492 is still missing. In Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas, the famous No. 492 has been seen on a number of occasions. Its partner hasn’t been found at all. That doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been a few years since we’ve seen “Pink Floyd” again off the coast of Texas.

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People on Facebook say it looks like Pink Floyd has come back from the “dark side of the moon.” The group even shared a video of No. 492 having a good time.

One of these birds was found again during the Texas Colonial Waterbird Survey by Coastal Fisheries staff and volunteers. One of the flamingos at an animal park got out and decided to spend Memorial Day weekend on the Texas coast.

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Flamingos from Tanzania were sent to the Sedgwick County Zoo in 2004. One of them was the famous one. A year later, No. 492 and another flamingo broke out of the prison. Though the bird has been seen on many occasions, the officials did not want to bring it back to the zoo because they didn’t want to bother the wild birds that No. 492 lives with. People think the bird is about 27 years old.

In 2007, a zoo spokesperson told the Associated Press.You can’t just leave him alone. It would only bother the wildlife where it was found, and it might even do more harm to the bird than leaving him alone.

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