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Pelicans cross each other! Three large water birds from Prague have a new home in London's park after the animal caretakers have driven them through Europe for 17 hours from the Czech Republic

  • Three pelicans from Prague are driven for 17 hours to join a colony in London
  • St James & # 39; s Park herd of pelicans has been established since the 17th century
  • This is the third time the Prague Zoo has sent pelicans to St James
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Maybe it wasn't what they had in mind when they thought about migrating for the summer.

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But three large white pelicans make their way to their new home in London – in the back a van from Prague.

The birds, named Sun, Moon and Star, are driven for 17 hours from a zoo in the Czech Republic to join a herd of pelicans in St James & Park, where a colony has been established since the 17th century.

Three large white pelicans make their way to their new home in London's St James & # 39; s Park – in the back a van from Prague

The birds, called Sun, Moon and Star, are driven for 17 hours to reach the city. (Pictured) Two pelicans are in St James & # 39; s Park - there has been a colony since the 1600s

The birds, called Sun, Moon and Star, are driven for 17 hours to reach the city. (Pictured) Two pelicans are in St James & # 39; s Park - there has been a colony since the 1600s

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The birds, called Sun, Moon and Star, are driven for 17 hours to reach the city. (Pictured) Two pelicans are in St James & # 39; s Park – there has been a colony since the 1600s

Their new home comes with a beautiful view of Buckingham Palace (pictured)

Their new home comes with a beautiful view of Buckingham Palace (pictured)

Their new home comes with a beautiful view of Buckingham Palace (pictured)

Keepers loaded the transport cages of the pelicans yesterday morning, which have the second largest span of all birds.

It is the third time that the Prague Zoo has sent pelicans to St James & # 39; s with Tiffany and Isla the latest newcomers in 2013.

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They followed the male pelican Vaclav, who was gifted to the park in 1995. With two new males, sun and moon and female star, the herd now stands at six o'clock.

The birds were first introduced to St James in 1664 as a gift to King Charles II. Since then, 40 pelicans have made the park their home.

Keepers prepare to load the birds in a van. It is the third time that she has brought this type of bird, which has the second largest span, to London

Keepers prepare to load the birds in a van. It is the third time that she has brought this type of bird, which has the second largest span, to London

Keepers prepare to load the birds in a van. It is the third time that she has brought this type of bird, which has the second largest span, to London

Pelican loaded in the van and ready to go. The newest pelicans to make the trip were Tiffany and Isla in 2013

Pelican loaded in the van and ready to go. The newest pelicans to make the trip were Tiffany and Isla in 2013

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Pelican loaded in the van and ready to go. The newest pelicans to make the trip were Tiffany and Isla in 2013

Pelicans were first introduced to St James in 1664 as a gift to King Charles II. Since then, 40 pelicans have made the park their home.

Pelicans were first introduced to St James in 1664 as a gift to King Charles II. Since then, 40 pelicans have made the park their home.

Pelicans were first introduced to St James in 1664 as a gift to King Charles II. Since then, 40 pelicans have made the park their home.

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