KAT BERGERON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDWhat is the lifespan of a brown pelican? In any given flock, like this one in Ocean Springs, no more than 2 percent are typically 10 years or older. Only 30 percent of pelicans live past their first year, with their deaths attributed to such factors as food and environment. The oldest recorded age was 19 years and 8 months, although one brown pelican was thought to live to 43. Obviously, deciphering pelican lifespans has as many varying factors as does predicting human longevity.
KAT BERGERON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDWhat is the lifespan of a brown pelican? In any given flock, like this one in Ocean Springs, no more than 2 percent are typically 10 years or older. Only 30 percent of pelicans live past their first year, with their deaths attributed to such factors as food and environment. The oldest recorded age was 19 years and 8 months, although one brown pelican was thought to live to 43. Obviously, deciphering pelican lifespans has as many varying factors as does predicting human longevity.
KAT BERGERON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDWhat is the lifespan of a brown pelican? In any given flock, like this one in Ocean Springs, no more than 2 percent are typically 10 years or older. Only 30 percent of pelicans live past their first year, with their deaths attributed to such factors as food and environment. The oldest recorded age was 19 years and 8 months, although one brown pelican was thought to live to 43. Obviously, deciphering pelican lifespans has as many varying factors as does predicting human longevity.

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