Flamingos go on frolicking 'adventure' through Oregon Zoo after COVID-19 forces closure

Staff at Oregon Zoo took the resident flamingos on a stroll, with the birds traversing through the zoo which was empty of visitors due to COVID-19.

In a video uploaded to the zoo’s Facebook account, the flamingos cavort past the elephant exhibit as staff members jog nearby to keep pace. The flamingos usually reside in the zoo’s Africa Rainforest Aviary alongside other waterfowl and wading birds.

According to a press statement released by the zoo, director Dr. Don Moore reported: “Our animals are doing well and we continue to provide them with dedicated, professional care. We plan ahead for all sort of contingencies, and we have plenty of food and medical supplies on hand”.

The zoo has been closed since March 17 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 —allowing the flamingos plenty of room to flock.