Did you know that pelicans have been around for about 40 million years? The male of the pelican species pitches in to help incubate the eggs, much like a penguin does? That there are various legends in various cultures that would have the pelican either nourishing or resurrecting her young with her own blood? Or that pelicans may have been worshipped in ancient Peru and that they are depicted in a lot of Peruvian art?
A few more facts about pelicans:
- Diet: Carnivore
- Average life span in the wild: 10 to 25 years or more
- Size: Body, 5.8 ft (1.8 m); wingspan, 10 ft (3 m)
- Weight:30 lbs (13 kg)
And if you thought you have seen it all about these birds, check out this video: