In pics: Rescued pelican enjoys growing fame at Albanian wetlands park
Birdwatchers from around the world come to Albania's Divjake-Karavasta park to enjoy its wetlands and rich array of wildlife but one inhabitant, in particular, is attracting spectators which are the park's pet pelicans
At night he sleeps near the park dog's kennel, which rangers believe he does for safety from preying animals.
"I really enjoyed seeing him from up close because I cannot see the other pelicans in the lagoon, they are very far away,” said 10-year old Eliza Shkoza on a visit to the park.
Around 120 Dalmatian pelicans live in the Divjake-Karavasta lagoon, according to the Albanian Ornithological Society. The species is listed as "near threatened" species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.