After six years of infertility a pelican couple had children
For the past six years, Mr. Percival and his wife have been caring for their eggs at Australia’s Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue. The pleased father had been sitting on the eggs for a month at that point because they had been waiting to have children. However, no eggs ever hatched.
Things started to move along when Mr. Percival’s keepers added an egg from another female pelican to the couple’s nest in the early autumn.
Twinnies posted on Facebook that Mr. Percival “has never given up trying to have a baby pelican chick.” “We felt so bad for him since he must have been so unhappy to watch the other people around him see newborn pelicans. We wanted to really please him this time, so we did this great thing for him.
Pelicans typically breed in groups and lay one to three eggs annually. Their progeny is challenging to nurture because they are born blind and without any feathers, and they totally rely on their parents for food and warmth.
The keepers reported Mr. Percival’s joy at witnessing the eggs hatch. On Facebook, Twinnies wrote, “Mr. Percival was proud as punch. He made us cry after him. They said, “He and his wife are obviously madly in love with their new pelican chick.
Mr. Percival demonstrated during the next weeks that he was a very loving father to his child by sharing all responsibilities, including feeding and nesting, with his devoted wife.
Twinnies posted on Facebook, “We are really pleased of him as we can see the newborn pelican chick is growing well. “Mr. Percival goes swimming and catches several small fish to feed his young child.
Additionally, Mr. Percival and his caretakers, who have been responsible for him for eighteen years, have formed a unique bond. On Chambers Island in Maroochydore, Queensland, his keepers discovered him as a baby in fishing lines. He was transported to the sanctuary’s safety because of his critical injuries, which resulted in the loss of one of his wings. Now that Mr. Percival gets the opportunity to become a father for the first time in his life, it’s clear that nothing makes him happier than being with his child.
Twinnies posted on Facebook, “His behavior is just wonderful.” He has been speaking in pelican to us a lot because he knows we are also very thrilled.
They said, “This is real love for our Mr. Percival.”