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18 Flamingo

18 Flamingo

Having found the tortoises, I was left to wander aimlessly without a goal. The zoo is well-supplied with flamingos; I felt like I was back in 1998 at a Noreascon bid party. I also had this funny urge to grab one and whack a croquet ball.

Educational moment: flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp. Zoo flamingos don't eat shrimp, so the zoo feeds them a chemical substitute because people expect their flamingos to be pink.

(Why yes, I do read all the signs.)

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