Injured, Orphaned Pelican Learns Survival Skills in Touching Videos

These beautiful videos tell the story of Bigbird, a pelican who was injured and orphaned during a storm in Tanzania. When employees at a safari camp discovered the bird, he was bad off: unable to fly, not having learned to fish and ill equipped as to knowledge of basic survival skills. 

As the narrator of one video explains, pelicans are part of a flock, with the younger birds following the lead of the older ones. Without that guidance and experience, they may not survive.

The combined footage shows Bigbird learning to fly (above video, featured previously at Neatorama by Miss Cellania) and fish (below, in a new video) as the obviously caring camp manager Jeff takes him on daily kayak excursions. The videos are not only touching, they showcase the dramatic beauty of the Tanzanian coastline. Via Slate


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