Generally, pelicans are considered stable and of least concern by the IUCN, although there are a few species which have been negatively affected by overfishing and pollution. Pelicans are gregarious animals, which means they stay in large groups that feature dynamic social interactions. With that in mind, we’re sure this pelican would love to join your flock!
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 7 L x 6.5 W x 6 H
- Size in inches: 2.76 L x 2.56 W x 2.36 H
- UPC: 095866241827
The Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, the American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, the Pink Backed Pelican, Pelecanus rufescens, the Australian Pelican, Pelecanus conspicillatus, and the Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, are considered of least concern mostly due to their large distribution. The Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus, is considered vulnerable and efforts are underway - especially in Greece - to protect the bird. The Gray Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis, is considered near threatened but the species is doing better in some areas, especially India, where conservation has increased. The Peruvian Pelican, Pelecanus thagus, is considered near threatened primarily due to damage done to their numbers during the 1998 El Nino, although their population is showing some increase.