After my last post about the oil spill in the Gulf, I have to admit, I was pretty depressed about how those animals were faring and the picture of the pelicans on the post was making me sad (and as someone who regularly re-reads this blog, I had to look at it a lot). However, I heard on the news this morning that five of the rescued pelicans have found homes right here in the Chicagoland area at the Brookfield Zoo.
At first I was confused as to why these birds weren't released back into the wild, but as it turns out, these animals had failed to migrate North in the spring and avoid the spill because they were injured and could not fly. Due to their injuries, these birds stayed in the warm Gulf waters and were trapped in the oil slick and needed to be rescued. Now that they will be safe and sound at the zoo, your family can go visit them! You can get a pass for two free admissions to the Brookfield Zoo through our Museum Pass Program. Stop by or call in to see if a pass is available and get on over there today!
You can read more about the pelicans and the other great things they have going on at the zoo here.