“Bigbird” is the name of a pelican who, after a storm, was abandoned by his flock and washed ashore in Tanzania, no longer able to fly. So the staff at Greystoke Mahale Camp, which runs safaris usually known for their encounters with chimps, strapped a GoPro camera onto his beak, facing back at Bigbird, and ran up and down the beach flapping their arms to try and get him to remember how to fly.

I watched it for the first time and thought, “How is this possibly helpful?” and “Isn’t that camera on his beak probably making this more difficult for him?”

But then he takes off, and the view is incredible. Give it a watch.

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