St James's Park pelicans

Three young pelican's have taken their first swim in public, in St James's Park.

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Name that pelican!

One of the pelicans has already been named Tiffany, but the public is being invited to name the other new female.

Options include:

  • Bela – a Czech name derived from the Slavic word for ‘white’
  • Bety – suggested by Prague Zoo, a Czech version of Elizabeth
  • Karola – a Czech name derived from Charles, the King who was gifted the first pelicans
  • Isla – the name of the daughter of Malcolm, the wildlife officer who has cared for the pelicans in the park for over 35 years.
  • Pearl – a classic ‘London’ name, and also a precious stone with royal connections
  • Queenie – also a classic London name, it’s also a nod to the pellies’ neighbour at the Palace

You can vote for your favourite - and see which name is in the lead - on the Royal Parks Foundation website.

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