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ABQ BioPark laughing gull dies at 27

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – ABQ Biopark reports Sam the Laughing Owl has died. The 27-year-old bird, a rescue worker, was unable to fly due to an injured wing.

He has been at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium since 1999 and is believed to be one of the oldest of his species.according to ABQ BioPark’s Facebook post, Sam chose to live on the shores of the ray pond known as “The Shoals and Shoals” at the aquarium’s main entrance. They said he was always there to greet guests as they made their way to the main tunnel in the underwater part of the aquarium.

The average lifespan of a Laughing Gull is less than 20 years.

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