Fox chews through fence, kills 25 flamingos at National Zoo

The Bird House, which is currently closed due to construction, is seen behind locked gates at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Washington. Zookeepers at the National Zoo made a macabre discovery Monday morning, when they entered the outdoor enclosure that housed 74 flamingos. A wild fox from neighboring Rock Creek Park had apparently chewed a hole in the metal mesh fencing overnight and wreaked havoc, killing 25 flamingos and injuring three others. One Northern pintail duck was also killed. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The Bird House, which is currently closed due to construction, is seen behind locked gates at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Washington. Zookeepers at the National Zoo made a macabre discovery Monday morning, when they entered the outdoor enclosure that housed 74 flamingos. A wild fox from neighboring Rock Creek Park had apparently chewed a hole in the metal mesh fencing overnight and wreaked havoc, killing 25 flamingos and injuring three others. One Northern pintail duck was also killed. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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