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First time flying

How a young pelican learns to fly

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Source | GoPro / YouTube | 05 April 2024 1 minute

A wonderful bird is the Pelican. His beak can hold more than his belly can. He can hold in his beak enough food for a week! But I’ll be darned if I know how the hellican? (Dixon Lanier Merritt)

Whenever you see people on a beach, flapping their arms, screaming “fly, boy, fly”, you’re not witnessing a rebirthing seminar, you probably just bumped into a group of people trying to teach a pelican how to fly. “Bigbird”, as he is named, abandoned his flock and stumbled ashore after a storm in Tanzania. After quite a few clumsy flaps with his wings the bird finally masters the art of flying helped by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. With some species reaching a length of 180 cm, having a wingspan of 3 meters, and weighing up to 13 kg, pelicans are among the largest of living birds. For more please check out