Even after the release of 42 rehabilitated birds just days ago, our Los Angeles center still has plenty of birds in care, the majority of which are juvenile Brown Pelicans.
L.A. Rehabilitation Technician and Volunteer Coordinator Neil Uelman gives us the current breakdown as of Thursday afternoon:
Over the past several months, we’ve been caring for significant numbers of young Pelicans at both our California wildlife care centers.
Each pelican consumes half its bodyweight in food each day — about 4-5 pounds of fish per bird. With rehabilitation periods of several weeks to a month or more, the expenses, including medications and surgeries as well as food, multiply quickly.
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