To the Rescue! Due to permanent injuries that occurred in the wild, these rehabilitated brown pelicans are here to stay. Luckily, SeaWorld is a haven to pelicans and other animals that can’t be released.

Imagine swimming and getting entangled in fishing line...what would you do? It's different for birds–they don't have handy human hands to remove trash from their bodies. SeaWorld's rescue experts have seen firsthand that super strong discarded fishing line, nets and hooks–virtually invisible in water–are major threats to fish-eating birds like pelicans. Prevent pelican problems by recycling fishing line and keeping waterways clean.

Visit brown pelicans up-close at Pelican Preserve.