BUSCH GARDENS, Fla. - An Orlando man is accused of picking up a flamingo and throwing it to the ground at Busch Gardens, according to police.
Tampa Police Department tell media that Joseph Corrao, 45, was at Busch Gardens Amusement Park with his family Tuesday night.
While Corrao was at the Jambo Junction Animal Viewing Area, police say he reached into an animal pen and picked up a flamingo. Witnesses say he then threw the flamingo to the ground.
Due to the excessive force used to throw the animal down, the flamingo had to be euthanized.
Corrao was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.