San Diego Zoo's Avian Propagation Center To Care For Newborn Pelicans

March 19, 2015 12:02 AM

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San Diego Zoo's Avian Propagation Center To Care For Newborn Pelicans

Two newborn Dalmatian pelicans are being housed at the Avian Propagation Center at the San Diego Zoo after their parents were unable to care for them, the zoo announced Tuesday.

Zookeepers will hand-raise the chicks for about two months, when they should be strong enough to rejoin their flock. Pelican chicks grow rapidly and should be covered in their downy feathers in a few weeks.

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