Wildlife specialists are attempting to determine how a pink pigeon ended up in a New York Metropolis park.
In accordance with the Wild Hen Fund, the home king pigeon discovered inside Madison Sq. Park seems to have been intentionally dyed, then launched. The group stated domesticated birds have already got bother surviving as a result of they’re unable to search out meals in the wild, fly effectively or escape predators.
“Pigeons come in many different colors and plumages, but pink isn’t one of them,” the group said in a Facebook post.
Being an uncommon coloration would make this one much more of a goal. The group stated an excellent Samaritan rescued the pink pigeon and it is now being cared for.
The group stated the chook gave the impression to be “barely more than a fledgling” and confirmed indicators of malnutrition. Additionally they discouraged releasing home birds for ceremonies.
“Please never release domestic birds to the wild. Not for weddings, funerals, celebrations, art projects, anything. (We’d hope that “do not dye them” goes without saying, but…) They will starve or be preyed on,” the Wild Hen Fund stated. “If you see an all-white pigeon in the wild, or any tame bird standing around looking lost, it needs your help. Please catch the bird and bring it to a pigeon rescue or animal sanctuary near you.”
It was not instantly clear why the chook was dyed pink.