Wednesday, May 8, 2024

King Flaco outside the 2nd Avenue F stop

Here's the final Flaco tribute mural outside the Second Avenue F stop on Houston.

Nite Owl, an Oakland, Calif.-based artist known for his expressive murals of owls, created this King Flaco memorial mural. (Check out his work on Instagram.)

Flaco, the Eurasian Eagle-Owl, was found dead on Feb. 23 after apparently colliding with a building on the Upper West Side. As the Associated Press put it, "Flaco ... escaped from New York City's Central Park Zoo and became one of the city's most beloved celebrities as he flew around Manhattan." 

Flaco also spent eight days in the East Village and Lower East Side this past November. 


Anonymous said...

RIP Flaco!

Carol Wood said...

Love, love, love this beautiful art work in Loving memory of our beautiful Flaco. Thank you so very much! ❤️🦉❤️🦉

Dorothy Spainhower said...

Flaco brought So Much Happiness to people that I feel he'll be Forever Remembered. I Love You Flaco & I Hope To See You In Heaven!!

Laura Goggin said...

Flaco died of rodenticide poisoning and fell from his perch, the exact same scenario as what happened to our Tompkins Square hawk chicks in 2019. One died in the nest, and the other fell from the nest after becoming too weak to stand. We need to outlaw second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides that kill any animal that ingests it. California has done it after losing wildlife including cougars, bobcats and owls. There is no reason New York can't do the same.

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to Flaco. I sincerely hope that Flaco's death has reinforced an
awareness that we should protect our wildlife. Flaco did not die in vain.