Two rescued pelicans were treated and released back into the wild, Thursday morning.
Back in March, one of the pelicans was found suffering from a loss of vision in one eye due to a severe cataract. Months later, and with the help of Dr. Robert Swinger from the Animal Eye Guys, the pelican’s vision returned. “You can imagine, if somebody hadn’t called us about the pelican, it would’ve ended up dying out there,” said South Florida Wildlife Center Dr. Renata Schneider.
The pelican had also injured its elbow. “They noticed, after the bird was doing better, that part of his problem, when he was running into things, was the fact that he couldn’t see on one side,” said Swinger. “It was not able to function for a while. It couldn’t feel itself as well as a bird that could see in both eyes.”