White Pelican #18-0137
American white pelicans are a migratory species that spend winters in areas along the Gulf Goast and winters in the north central U.S. and Canada.
White pelican #18-0137 was transferred via commercial airplane from the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota after missing the migration during rehabilitation for an injured wing and foreign body object in the eye. Once fully rehabilitated, the pelican can be released to join other white pelicans wintering in the area.
Transferred - Mar 29 2018 5:37 pm
Due to the wing injury rendering the pelican non-releasable, it was transferred to a permanent home at Lion Country Safari to live as an Animal Ambassador and teach visitors about its species.