TAMPA, Fla. "A guy accused of causing Pinky's death, a loving flamingo in Bush Gardens, was hit by a truck and died two months before being sued. Bush Gardens in Tampa Bay via Reuters
Tampa Bay Times reports that the Florida Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Joseph Corao was killed on June 5 when he crossed a busy road in Orlando . was accused of having taken the Chilean flamingo of a pen and struck him on the ground while visiting the theme park in Tampa with his mother and daughters. The heavily injured flamingo had to be euthanized.
Corao told the police he was trying to show his daughter and did not want to hurt Pinky. He spent five days in prison on charges of cruelty to animals.