Meet The Animals

Meet the Animals Archive

Each month we feature a different animal on our Fun and Learning page! 
Check here to learn interesting facts about past month's featured animals.


Category: pelicans

Meet Ray and Charlie

The two brown pelicans in our care, that we call Charlie and Ray, are both female. They both have neuroligical conditions that make it impossible to survive on their own in the wild.   The brown pelican is a great example of an endangered species recovery success story. In the early 1960s and 1970s brown pelicans nearly vanished. A pesticide that was widely used was making pelican egg shells very thin. Pelicans incubate their eggs by using their feet to keep the eggs warm -... Read More

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