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New addition at Lagos Zoo

Lagos Zoo celebrated the birth of a pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) on March 20.

The newest addition to the zoo joined five other pelicans of the same species, one also born at the zoo a year ago.

Although the Pink-backed pelican is not on the list of endangered animal species, it is a “very difficult bird to breed in captivity”, a spokesman for the zoo told the Algarve Resident, adding that the birth was a memorable moment for the staff.

This species of pelican originates from the tropical and subtropical African countries, such as Senegal, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

For more information about Lagos Zoo, please visit www.zoolagos.com (available in English).