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Sheri Williamson

The mango didn't have to be left to die - they could have given him a free ride to the lower Rio Grande Valley, where his species occurs naturally and where he would have had a second chance at contributing to his species. The humane society and zoo chose to permanently incarcerate him against the advice of several hummingbird experts and in violation of wildlife rehabilitation and zoo ethics. It was a hypocritical decision (they wouldn't have bothered to "rescue" a less charismatic vagrant) and set a deeply troubling precedent for any "zoo-able" vagrant that doesn't fall under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

MaineBirder

It is obviously doing well. If it was thought that it may die if it did not leave the area, then this was best for the bird.

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