Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
The pelican has a long beak and an enormous elastic pouch connected to its underside. The pelican uses its pouch to feed itself and its young. Living by the shore, this bird's diet consists mainly of fish.
The pouch is a very efficient fish net. If the pelican passes a shoal of fish, it puts its lower beak in the water and swims forward, using its pouch like a net.
When the pouch is full of fish and water, the pelican closes its mouth and the water drains out. Mother pelicans also use their pouches to feed their babies. They partly digest their food, then pass it back from their stomach into their pouch. The young pelicans dip in, eating from this convenient "bowl". -
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