Flamingo euthanized at Bloomington zoo after child throws rock at it

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WIFR) -- A flamingo at the Miller Park Zoo was put down Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock at it, WMBD reports​.

A representative for the Bloomington zoo told WMBD the rock broke the flamingo's leg, causing injuries that led to it being euthanized.

The zoo​ says it is working with the child's family in hopes that the situation can be a learning experience.