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1,500 pink flamingos set up in NY park system

The 1,500 pink plastic flamingos set up in

The 1,500 pink plastic flamingos set up in a Buffalo park broke a Guinness World Record. Photo Credit: AP/Zhi Ting Phua

BUFFALO — Parks officials in Buffalo are tickled pink over claiming a new world record for having the longest line of garden flamingos.

A Guinness World Records official was on hand Thursday to certify the record — 1,500 pink flamingos — which were set up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Buffalo's Olmsted Parks system.

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed Buffalo's citywide system of parks and parkways. Parks officials took some liberties with his initials — "F'' "L'' "O'' — to come up with the "FLO-mingo" event.

The previous record for the pink plastic lawn ornaments was held by Pledge the Pink of Callawassie Island, South Carolina, which lined up 1,058 flamingos in 2016.

Buffalo residents were invited to adopt the lawn ornaments and display them at home.

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