They are five, six and eight. Little children. And at Jihlava zoo they stoned and killed a flamingo.

“First, they pelted them with stones and then one of them kicked it,” said zoologist Jan Vašák. He said the flamingo was valued at two thousand euros (over 50,000 crowns). Zoo staff tried to catch the kids but they disappeared in the park.

Vašak continued: “Fortunately, one of them had a distinct yellow sweatshirt. We immediately phoned police officers and so two of the villains we managed to catch far from the park. The third escaped”

FOTO: Jiří Čada