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

Dalmatian Pelicans

Dalmatian Pelicans

(Photograph:Reuters)

Dalmatian Pelicans

Dalmatian Pelicans

(Photograph:Reuters)

Dalmatian Pelicans

Dalmatian Pelicans

(Photograph:Reuters)

Dalmatian Pelicans

Dalmatian Pelicans

(Photograph:Reuters)

Dalmatian Pelicans

Dalmatian Pelicans

(Photograph:Reuters)

Dalmatian 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.

Source: Reuters

(Photograph:Reuters)

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