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Brown Pelicans Rehabbing At SeaWorld

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Aired 8/9/11

Eight young brown pelicans found in Arizona are being nursed back to health at SeaWorld San Diego.

Eight young brown pelicans found in Arizona are being nursed back to health at SeaWorld San Diego.

The sea birds, including one with an amputated wing, were brought to SeaWorld by the Tucson Wildlife Center and Liberty Wildlife Center.

Brown pelicans are fish eaters which dive-bomb their prey and are normally found along the Pacific and Gulf coasts.

Kelly Terry with SeaWorld said the birds found in Arizona were likely blown off course by monsoonal winds.

Terry said if their plumage improves quickly, all but the one-winged pelican will be released in a few days. The one that lost its wing will stay in captivity.

She said SeaWorld has treated more than 100 sick or injured brown pelicans so far this year.

City News Service contributed to the information in this report.

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