Three men were arrested in relation to the slaying of a flamingo on 24 August, at about 6.15pm, in the area known as Tal-Fessej in Xewkija, the police said.
Back then, the police were informed that a bird fitting the description of one of two flamingos seen earlier was shot by hunters and had been recovered at sea by a hunting dog.
Despite the several extensive patrols in the area, no sign of the flamingo or the hunters was found.
Yesterday, three men, who are 66-, 37- and 23-years-old and who live in Nadur, Għajnsielem and Żebbuġ, Gozo, respectively, were arrested following further investigation by the Gozitan Criminal Investigation Department.
Although the super-protected bird has not yet been found, evidence was found that may link the suspects to its slaying.