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Pelican Cove, Jurong BirdPark

It's home to about 60 pelicans from all 7 species (Dalmation, Eastern White, Australian White, American White, Brown, Pink-backed & Spot-billed). The exhibit also features an underwater viewing area where you can see how their pill pouches expand when fishing.

Pelican Cove, Jurong BirdPark
Zooish, 19 Feb 2007
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    • Zooish
      It's home to about 60 pelicans from all 7 species (Dalmation, Eastern White, Australian White, American White, Brown, Pink-backed & Spot-billed).
      The exhibit also features an underwater viewing area where you can see how their pill pouches expand when fishing.
    • ZYBen
      What species of pelican is dominant in that exhbit?
    • Zooish
      The dalmatians are dominant by sheer size. They literally throw their weight around.
    • Writhedhornbill
      Don't they interbreed?
    • Zooish
      They don't. They pretty much stick with their own species.
    • Writhedhornbill
      How many of each species?
    • Zooish
      Not exact figures, but my own rough estimate:

      dalmation: 15-20
      eastern white: 10
      american white: 6
      australian: 8
      pink-backed: 10
      brown: 5
      spot-billed: 2
    • Writhedhornbill
      Any breeding sucess?

      There aren't many spot bills are there.
    • Zooish
      Very successful with the dalmations, i believe the rest have all bred before except the spot-bills (same sex pair if i'm not mistaken) and the americans.
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