Greenville, we learn something new every day. The Greenville Zoo received 15 boxes — yes, boxes — of flamingos. According to the City of Greenville, shipping (read: transporting in cardboard boxes) flamingos is standard practice for zoos.
On average, flamingos weigh ~4 pounds, and their feathers are very delicate. Plastic or metal cages and transport devices could injure our pink friends, but cardboard is nice and breathable and very forgiving on their bodies.
After their trip, they were given a quick check-up and were released into their new homes in Greenville. We think they’ll like it here.