- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A variety of fundraisers popped up after two adult flamingos died last October following an alleged prank by a fraternity at the University of Southern Mississippi.

From businesses to schools to a croquet club in New Orleans, events were organized to raise funds to help the zoo get two new flamingos.

To date, the zoo has received just over $6,000 for the flamingo fund.

Kelly Ellis, general manager at the Hattiesburg Zoo, tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1OnuTt3) plans are still underway to get two new flamingos for the zoo.

Ellis says he has been in contact with the Chilean Flamingo Species Survival Program to try to find new flamingos.

Ellis said the zoo will be notified when a facility comes forward with birds that could be transported to the Hattiesburg Zoo.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com


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