Mr Percival

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Mr Percival
Mr Percival pelican.jpg
Mr Percival
Marineland aquarium, West Beach, South Australia
Died2 September 2009
Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, South Australia
Years active1976
Spouse(s)Alto (d. 2009)

Mr Percival (1976 – 2 September 2009) was an Australian pelican, noted for his appearance in the 1976 Australian film Storm Boy. He was one of three trained pelicans used in the film, based on the novel of the same name. He lived at the Marineland aquarium until it closed in 1988, then at the Adelaide Zoo.[1] Mr Percival, whose zoo name was Gringo, fathered seven chicks with partner Alto, the last in 2007.[2] He died of old age on 2 September 2009.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Storm Boy pelican dies". ABC Online. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Mr Percival dips his wings at 33". The Australian. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2016.