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Video: Abandoned pelican learns to fly while wearing GoPro camera

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Posted at 7:32 PM, Mar 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-01 21:34:32-05

“Big Bird” the pelican was found washed ashore after a storm by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania, who took the bird in.  They taught the bird to fly in part by running along the beach and flapping their arms.

A GoPro camera was attached to Big Bird before take-off, and the resulting video is both heartwarming and oddly mesmerizing.