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Stolen flamingo's mate dies of injuries, broken heart

A male flamingo died after sustaining injuries and mourning the loss of his deceased mate. A male flamingo died after sustaining injuries and mourning the loss of his deceased mate.
A memorial photo posted on the Hattiesburg Zoo's Facebook page A memorial photo posted on the Hattiesburg Zoo's Facebook page
A local florist sent the Hattiesburg Zoo a flamingo flower arrangement to pay their respects to the deceased female flamingo A local florist sent the Hattiesburg Zoo a flamingo flower arrangement to pay their respects to the deceased female flamingo
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - According to a Facebook post issued by the Hattiesburg Zoo, a second flamingo has died in connection to the incident of a stolen flamingo early Tuesday morning.

Wednesday evening, the zoo reported a male flamingo acting depressed and lethargic, leading them to believe he was the deceased flamingo's mate. 

Zoo officials stated in the post that he died Wednesday night from injuries he sustained defending his mate. 

To see the post, visit the Hattiesburg Zoo's Facebook page here. 

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