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Pink-Backed Pelicans Fly in to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: October 2, 2020 10:30 pm

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A group of pink-backed pelicans are the latest arrivals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Photo Credit: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Three pink-backed pelicans have become the newest members of the flock at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. They will live with a group of African penguins in the Water's Edge: Africa exhibit opened earlier this year.

The flock of pink-backed pelicans, Pandora, Plato and Penelope are currently settling in within the penguin building for the next few days before they will be allowed to explore the outdoor habitat.

At Cheyenne Mountain Zoo they will live with a group of African penguins. This is not new for them as at their previous home they also lived with a group of penguins. Since the pelicans arrived at their new home the penguins have been giving the pelicans space but otherwise appear to have responded well to the new arrivals.

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A group of pink-backed pelicans are the latest arrivals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Photo Credit: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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All the pelicans are four years old. Plato and Penelope are planned to remain at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for the foreseeable future. Pandora is a temporary resident who will enjoy the company of the flock while construction on her home at a new zoo is completed. There she will meet a male and hopefully welcome some chicks in the future.

Keepers report that the group are “really curious and have been exploring the exhibit.”

Once they have settled in they will be free to roam the outdoor enclosure with the 17 strong penguin flock. There they will walk among guests at the walk-through Boulder Beach habitat.

Pink backed pelicans are one of the smallest pelican species and live on lakes, rivers and ponds across southern Africa. Their wingspan is 2.1-2.7m (7-9ft) across.

Learn more about Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on their website – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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