Surviving white pelican that was shot to be released

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CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) - An American white pelican that was shot earlier this month is set to be released.

The bird will be released at 1:30 Monday by members of the Wildlife Medical Clinic.

It was one of the birds shot at Newton Lake.

The pelican was at the University of Illinois clinic for three weeks being treated for a gunshot wound and lead toxicity.

For more details on the pelican's recovery and treatment, click HERE.

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