Pelican

No. 241829

by Safari Ltd
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Pelicans are a type of large water bird best known for their enormous beaks and the large throat pouch that they use for catching prey and draining water before swallowing. There are many different species of pelican, and they can be found on every continent except for Antarctica.

  • Scientific Name: Genus Pelecanus
  • Characteristics: Like all Safari figurines, this pelican model was crafted and painted by hand for life-like realism. Pelicans have quite an appetite, and will eat almost anything including fish, amphibians, turtles, crustaceans, and sometimes even other birds!
  • Size and Color: While there are subtle differences between the different pelican species, on the whole they are predominantly white with shades of black along the neck and wings. 2.75 inches long and 2.3 inches tall, our pelican figurine is a touch smaller than a deck of cards stood on its side.
  • The Pelican is part of the Wings of the World collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    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
    Present Status 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.