For a Pelican named Mr. Percival, who is living currently at the Twinnies Pelicans & Seabird based in Australia, the last month had been a special one. The reason is that after 6 long years of waiting, this gentleman and his partner, who have been nesting and caring for the eggs in hope of a baby but none of them ever hatched, finally have a baby. Well, sort of.
A month ago, the rescue organization shared a video on Facebook where they can be seen explaining as to how the sanctuary’s caretakers planned to put an egg of the fellow pelican in Mr. Percival’s egg next. And finally, after 6 long years of hoping for a baby, this Pelican couple was blessed with a healthy Pelican chick.
For 6 hard and long years, this Pelican couple has been nesting and caring for their eggs. Hover, none of them ever hatched.
The post on the Facebook page of the Sanctuary reads, “Mr. Percival never lost hope on having a chick. He nests the egg with his partner sharing the incubation period but their eggs never hatched. He has been doing the same thing for the last 6 years and we were feeling sorry for the Pelican. It was so sad to see MR. Percival sees the Pelican chicks of other Pelicans around him.”
The sanctuary shared, “It was so sad to see other pelicans and their baby pelicans squirming around them.”
The post adds, “So we did something amazing for him because we want him to be really happy. We switched one of his eggs with eggs of another nest. Mr. Percival and his partner incubated this egg and the egg has finally hatched open. We were amazed to see how proud Mr. Percival was at that moment.”
The caretakers decided to switch one of the eggs in Mr. Percival’s nest with others.
The sanctuary posts read, “We are really proud of him because we can see how beautifully this Pelican chick is growing up. We have learned something amazing that while the male pelican eats more than the female one; they both take the same time to sit on their baby Pelican.”
Mr. Percival also showed the sanctuary caretakers how responsible and devoted dad he can be.
“He made us cry. You can tell from the video how much in love this Pelican couple is with this chick. This is true love for our dear Mr. Percival. We have been given a special license to take care of him. he has been with us for the last 18 years and he is enjoying his life.”
“We are really proud of Mr. Percival. This is because we can see how beautiful this pelican chick is growing up.”
Mr. Percival was rescued by the sanctuary 18 years ago near Chambers Island located in Maroochydore, Queensland. The pelican was entangled in fishing hook and lines and was in immediate need of help.
Mr. Percival was rescued 18 years ago by the sanctuary’s caretakers near Chambers Island located in Maroochydore, Queensland.
Due to the injuries, Mr. Percival lost one of its wings but was fixed up by a vet nicely.
Now, the pelican seems to be happy than he was ever before.