A child struck a flamingo with a rock at an IL zoo, injuring it severely enough that staff determined the bird should be euthanized.
An official at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington said the flamingo's injuries were so severe that it had to be put down.
A representative with the zoo said it's working with the young student's family to ensure that the child learns from this experience.
The story was first reported by the Pantagraph, which said that the bird's leg was broken.
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Tetzloff also told the newspaper that the zoo has no plans to change the layout of the exhibit following the incident.
Tetzloff added that the zoo is now working with the child's family "to move forward", while noting that he does not expect the incident to result in a change to the layout of the flamingo exhibit.
The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington.
Flamingos are tropical birds found around the world that live about 30 years in the wild and longer in captivity.