Slashed Pelican, Pink, Released After Remarkable Recovery

June 4, 2014 1:04 AM

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SAN PEDRO ( — Pink, a California Brown Pelican found with a near-severed throat pouch caused by an unknown assailant, flew to freedom Tuesday after making a remarkable recovery.

Nicknamed for the color of the temporary leg band worn while in care at International Bird Rescue, the pelican was released at White Point Park in San Pedro after undergoing two surgeries.

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