Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pelican Feeding

It's a real treat for our guests to watch our animal keepers feed our pelicans in the outdoor aviary, so I thought you might like to see it, too.  Here's one of our pelicans waiting patiently for fish to be tossed from the boardwalk above it:
As Becca, one of our animal keepers, prepares to throw the fish, you can see the pelican get ready to open its mouth:
The pelican watches intently as the fish drops closer...and, the pelican's huge beak opens:
The pelican caught several fish:
In this photo you can see the side of the bird's beak and the large elastic throat pouch:
All done--that was yummy!
Thanks, Becca!  More off the beaten path in two weeks!
Cheers,
Lisa





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