As parents, seeing their baby come into this world healthily is the happiest thing. And if you have been waiting for the arrival of your baby for a long time, at the end of the long process, happiness rises to an incredible level. You burst into tears with happiness and gratefulness. That moment fills empty parts of your soul, and surely, you will always remember that moment.
This is also same for animals. An old pelican couple was very happy to see their egg hatch. Their adorable chick finally comes after 6 years of waiting.
Mr. Percival (name of the male pelican) was rescued by the Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue in Australia. They found him on Chambers Island in Maroochydore, Queensland 18 years ago.
The unlucky little pelican got trapped in fishing lines and hook, causing bad injuries on his wings. He ended up losing his wings but fortunately, he grew up in love and care of the staff and volunteers at the sanctuary which got a permit to keep him.
The kind pelican has lived at the sanctuary since then. He met his beloved partner and they have desired to have a baby.
For six years, the couple has spent time nesting and caring for their eggs. However, luck was not on their side because none of the eggs hatched. They were sad but they still kept hope.
The staff at the sanctuary saw this and decided to do a wonderful thing for the pelicans. They placed a fellow pelican’s egg in their nest. And, after years of persistent waiting, the pair was finally gifted a precious little baby chick.
That moment was very special and wonderful. The new dad and mom couldn’t be happier. They got their own baby.
“Mr. Percival has never given up trying to have a baby pelican chick. He sits on his eggs with his partner that shares the incubation and the eggs have never hatched. He has been doing this for 6 years now and we felt so sorry for him as it’s so sad when he sees the others around him seeing baby pelicans,” reads the post on the Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue Facebook page.
Mr. Percival proves to be a patient and responsible dad. He feeds the chick more often than his partner does. Both love spending time sitting on their baby. The family will have a lot of unforgettable experiences together.
“He made us cry! As you can tell, he and his partner are in love with their newborn pelican chick. Glad he will feel like the others that are surrounded around him with their pelican chicks,” the carers share their excitement.
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