Pelican Blown off Course by Sandy Heads Home
(NECN) – One of the casualties of Hurricane Sandy is heading home for the holidays.
The brown pelican was just one of many avian casualties blown off-course by Sandy.
Rescued on McMillan Wharf in Provincetown, Mass. The pelican was exhausted, dehydrated and had a severe respiratory infection.
A wildlife clinic on Cape Cod took the bird under its wing and nursed it back to health.
On Sunday, the pelican will be flown to a rehab center in Florida, where it will be treated until it’s ready to be sent back in the wild.
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Wild Care has a state-of-the-art seabird therapy pool, which allows seabirds and waterfowl to exercise on running water. This will help our bird friends recover more quickly so they can get back to their watery habitats!