Pelicans get physicals at Brookfield Zoo

An American white pelican has its wings checked during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo's Animal Hospital by Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society (left). He is assisted by Michael O'Neill, senior keeper/Veterinary Services. The bird, along with four other pelicans, was rescued from the Gulf Coast oil spill. They arrived at Brookfield Zoo on July 18, and following a 30-day quarantine period, they will be placed on permanent exhibit at the zoo's Formal Pool.
July 21, 2010 1:45:27 PM PDT