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After remarkable recovery, injured pelican will be released today




Pink, post-surgery. Photo courtesy of International Bird Rescue.
Pink, post-surgery. Photo courtesy of International Bird Rescue.
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"Pink" the pelican made headlines back in April when he was found severely injured in Long Beach, with his throat pouch almost completely sliced from his bill. 

The California brown pelican was weak and starving when he arrived at International Bird Rescue's bird hospital in San Pedro, but after two surgeries he's made a remarkable recovery. Today, he's scheduled to be released back into the wild.

Erica Lander, Wildlife Center Manager with International Bird Rescue, joins Take Two for more on the pelican's recovery and release.