ISU Wildlife Care Center treating pelican friends

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 10:52 a.m. CDT

AMES (AP) — Staff at Iowa State University’s Wildlife Care Clinic are treating two pelicans after one of the birds was injured and the other stayed with him.

KCCI-TV reports the clinic began treating the birds Dec. 14 after they were found at a frozen pond near Iowa City. One of the pelicans suffered an injury and had to have one wing amputated. The other bird had a droopy wing.

Lacey Slutts, an intern at the center, says the birds probably stuck together to help each other. Now, they’re inseparable.

Staffer Andrea Moeller says the pelicans get anxious if they’re apart.

One of the pelicans will be released, but the bird with the missing wing may have to remain in captivity.

Those who can donate live fish should call 515-294-4009.

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