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Russia: Flamingo found in Yakutia for first time in 30 years

Russian Federation, Nyurba
November 11, 2019 at 18:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Horse breeders from Nyurba in Yakutia in the Russian Far East have rescued a flamingo from a frozen lake and delivered the bird to the veterinarians.

The exotic bird was found on November 10 near the Lake Bylakh where the horse breeders were cutting ice.

Veterinarians were afraid the rare guest might have frozen its legs, but now the flamingo is in a satisfactory condition.

The Yakutian Ministry of Ecology believes that the bird simply lost its course and ended up in the world’s coldest region by chance.

The officials are thinking what action to take with the bird, with one option reportedly being to send the flamingo to a zoo in Yakutsk.

Spotting a flamingo in Yakutia in an extremely rare occurrence, as the last time the exotic bird was seen in Yakutia was in 1989.

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Horse breeders from Nyurba in Yakutia in the Russian Far East have rescued a flamingo from a frozen lake and delivered the bird to the veterinarians.

The exotic bird was found on November 10 near the Lake Bylakh where the horse breeders were cutting ice.

Veterinarians were afraid the rare guest might have frozen its legs, but now the flamingo is in a satisfactory condition.

The Yakutian Ministry of Ecology believes that the bird simply lost its course and ended up in the world’s coldest region by chance.

The officials are thinking what action to take with the bird, with one option reportedly being to send the flamingo to a zoo in Yakutsk.

Spotting a flamingo in Yakutia in an extremely rare occurrence, as the last time the exotic bird was seen in Yakutia was in 1989.

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