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Havana's Newest Celebrity Is Bird Brained
Pancho the Pelican apparently prefers the company of humans to his own kind, and the grit of the big city to a life spent soaring through the breeze above the Caribbean Sea.
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Pancho the Pelican walks along a street in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The wayward seabird has become the toast of 23rd Street, a bustling Havana thoroughfare where Pancho waddles down the sidewalk. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Magela Guerrero holds Pancho the Pelican as she poses for a photo in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. "When I saw him, it was love at first sight," said Guerrero, Pancho's 32-year-old adopted mom, of whom hes fiercely protective. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Pancho the Pelican stands on a rocking chair inside the home of Magela Guerrero where he lives in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Pancho behaves as if he's just another member of the household. He sleeps in a bucket and gets daily hose-baths in the patio. Sometimes he flaps up to the roof to bask in the sun. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Pancho the Pelican stands with members of his adopted family, Magela Guerrero, center, her husband Freddy de Leon, puppy Rome, and dog Duke at their home in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Guerrero and de Leon's home is a veritable menagerie of animals that they say coexist peacefully despite including both predators and potential prey: three dogs and a cat, a hawk, another bird of prey called a kestrel, a parrot, three turtles and a goose. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Pancho the Pelican walks past a woman on the sidewalk in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Magela Guerrero, Pancho's 32-year-old adopted mom, said Pancho frequently accompanies her on walks and responds when she calls his name, even obeying commands to jump up on park benches. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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"Pancho the Pelican," right, looks at his adopted mother Magela Guerrero, holding her puppy Rome at her home in Havana on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The bird came into her familys life in 2011 when a neighbor fishing along Havanas Malecon seawall found Pancho near death, practically featherless and without any appetite. Knowing that Guerrero takes in animals, the neighbor brought the pelican to her door. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Pancho the Pelican eats fish from the hand of his adopted mother Magela Guerrero in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. After nursing Pancho to health, Guerrero repeatedly tried to reintroduce the pelican into the wild down at the Malecon, but he ignored other pelicans flying past. When she went to leave, he simply followed her on foot back to 23rd Street. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Havana's Newest Celebrity Is Bird Brained

Pancho the Pelican apparently prefers the company of humans to his own kind, and the grit of the big city to a life spent soaring through the breeze above the Caribbean Sea.

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