Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Saving White Pelicans

From a clarionledger.com article about a zoo in Jackson, Ms. helping oiled, handicapped white pelicans:




Cautiously shifting from right to left in opposition to Dave Wetzel's motions, the 20 American white pelicans have not adapted to their temporary home - a large wire holding cage with two kiddie pools that has become their sanctuary since the Gulf Coast oil spill damaged their habitat and forced their removal.

Volunteers rescued the pelicans being rehabilitated and housed at the Jackson Zoo until permanent homes at animal facilities can be found.

Wetzel, the zoo's deputy director, has a degree in zoology fueled by an interest in birds. That's one reason the Jackson Zoo was able to become a bird holding hub.

"We volunteered because it's our state that is going to be affected," he said Tuesday.


Read the full article here

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