Petros the Pelican in Mykonos, Greece

In 1954, a fisherman found an injured great white pelican and nursed him back to health. For over 30 years, Petros the Pelican was a celebrity and the official mascot of Mykonos Island. After he was killed by a car in 1985, his legacy lived on as three other pelicans became permanent residents. Jackie Kennedy-Onassis donated Irene. Another wounded bird is called Nikola. And the Hamburg Zoo gave this one who carries on the name Petros.


Mykonos Waterfront, Mikonos 846 00, Greece


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