INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The flamingos that dotted the infield lake at Betfair Hollywood Park have found a new home ahead of the racetrack closing.
A bird expert from the Los Angeles Zoo and a 10-member crew caught all but two of the 12 flamingos this week. The birds were transferred via a horse van to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, Calif., where they will live.
The track says two other birds escaped, but they will be rounded up in the next couple of weeks.
The 75-year-old racetrack will run its last race on Dec. 22. The Inglewood site is scheduled to be redeveloped next year.