Mental Floss

Watch a Pelican Learn to Fly

Chris Higgins
YouTube / GoPro
YouTube / GoPro / YouTube / GoPro
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This is simultaneously fascinating and creepy—"Bigbird" the pelican didn't know how to fly. He was rescued by humans after a storm in Tanzania, but he had a little learning to do. So his human friends ran up and down the beach flapping their arms. Ultimately, Bigbird took flight—with a camera strapped to his beak. Behold:

I'm just glad nobody strapped a camera to my beak when I was learning to walk.

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