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Inspired by the journey Caribbean flamingos went through in south Florida, from being widespread locals in the 1800s to being so heavily hunted they were thought to be extinct by the 20th century. for a while, when one or two would be found around the area, they were thought to be escaped captives, never truly considered native to the land anymore… until they found out there were actually some wild flamboyants (the official term for a flock of flamingos) just chillin’ in the everglades unbeknownst to everyone. they regained their status as a native species in 2018. They are depicted surrounded by other lovely south Florida natives: some spanish moss flowing o