Pelicans fly home months after Irish zoo escape

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Date: January 3rd, 2019

Category: Nutty News

zooA wildlife park in Ireland said a pair of giant pelicans that flew the coop during the summer returned on their own after a months-long vacation.

The Fota Wildlife Park in Cork said the great white pelicans, which can reach a length of up to 6 feet, flew to freedom in June despite their wings having been clipped to keep them grounded.

The park said keepers were surprised when the pelicans returned on their own after about 21 weeks on the loose.

“The pelicans were examined by the vet and are fit and healthy,” a park spokeswoman told the Evening Echo newspaper.

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