Friday, February 10, 2012

Fifty pink flamingos freeze to death in icy French lake as winter tightens its stranglehold on Europe

More than fifty pink flamingos have been found dead in southern France, victims of freezing weather conditions that have gripped Europe over the past weeks.

Firemen who combed waters in Gruissan, in the Aude region, said the birds succumbed to the cold after being trapped in the frozen water and left unable to fly away.

The League for Protection of Birds (OPL) picked up some of the other fragile flamingos in the region to transport them to a bird park in Camargue in southern France. Read More