Pelicans get physicals at Brookfield Zoo

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">An American white pelican has its wings checked during a physical examination at Brookfield Zoo&#39;s Animal Hospital by Michael Adkesson, DVM, DIPL.ACZM, associate veterinarian for the Chicago Zoological Society &#40;left&#41;. He is assisted by Michael O&#39;Neill, senior keeper&#47;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&#39;s Formal Pool.  </span></div>
July 21, 2010 1:45:27 PM PDT