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Miocene Pelican
Miocene Pelican.png
Latin name: Pelagornis
Temperament: Predator
Habitat(s): Ocean
 • SenseIcon Carcass.png Oviparous Meat
 • SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone

The Miocene Pelican is a wildlife item and a predator animal.


The Enemy Pelican.png Miocene Pelican is a massive aerial predator, with a body larger than your Hominid, it is the prehistoric version of the albatross but with jagged chainsaw for teeth. The Pelican is only found in the Region Ocean Icon.png Ocean biome. It often attacks when you are somewhere high up near its nest which containsSenseIcon BirdEgg.pngMiocene Pelican Eggs. It can also attack if you stand still for a longer period of time on the beach or on high rocks in Ocean region. The Miocene Pelican is very similar to the Enemy Eagle.png Bateleur Eagle.


Attack Pattern[]

The pelican is only encountered in limited areas. High up places, on certain cliff sides, tall pinnacles of rock, and on the beach in the Ocean biome. Also, if you see a nest with Miocene Pelican Eggs, you need to be very aware that a pelican isn't very far away.

It's important to note that you won't encounter a pelican during normal gameplay. You have to stand in one place for long enough to attract the attention of the pelican. You will hear a bird shriek, followed shortly, by an attack from the Miocene Pelican. You have the option of dodging the attack or counterattacking. Depending upon where you are located when the pelican attacks, be aware that dodging could cause you to fall off a great height. This is especially true on tall rock pinnacles and cliffs.

If you fail to take any of the prompts following the attack, the Miocene Pelican will one-hit kill you. You will be savaged by the pelican and killed.

Unlike other predators, the Pelican and the Bateleur Eagle will not continue to attack if dodged. While this makes it easier to get away from danger by dodging, it makes it harder to kill these animals because their behavior is very erratic after the first attack. Sometimes the predator will attack again if you wait long enough and sometimes it won't.

Whether you decide to dodge or counterattack, be aware that when you are in Ocean biome, pelicans are around and are dangerous.


If you do decide to attack the pelican, use the best weapons you can acquire. It is recommended to use SenseIcon SharpStick.pngSharpened Sticks first, MindIcon Stick.pngSticks next, and as a last resort rocks or hard tools. The more damage you can do from a distance, the better.

A Miocene Pelican can be killed with one hit from a Sharpened Stick if you're lucky but normally it takes multiple hits even with neurons to increase combat abilities.


The Enemy Pelican Carcass.png Miocene Pelican Carcass provides SenseIcon Carcass.png Oviparous Meat and SenseIcon HardBone.pngHard Bone when it is Butcher ico 128.pngbutchered. The carcass can be butchered two times. To butcher a carcass more than once, all the items dropped from the previous butchering must be picked up.

Interactions With Other Animals[]

When different animals get in close proximity to each other, they can attack and kill each other. Animals can fight each other on their own or you can cause them to move nearer to each other to initiate combat. Some of these methods are Intimidate ico 128.png intimidation to scare them towards another animal, have them chase you and you run past another animal, or perform a dodge and the animal runs towards another animal.

When animals fight each other, a cut-scene will play showing one animal attacking and killing the other. There are a large number of Evolution Feats that deal specifically with trying to cause animals to fight and kill each other.

The Miocene Pelican is a formidable foe but is a solitary hunter. The pelican doesn't seek out combat and won't interact with other animals.

Can Kill[]

The Miocene Pelican doesn't go after other animals. This animal isn't found in areas with other enemies and only hunts hominids.

Can Be Killed By[]

The Miocene Pelican isn't found in areas with other animals where it can be killed. The pelican can just fly away to its nest located well out of the range of the danger of other animals.


  • Pelagornis is not a true pelican, and it is currently a matter of debate as to how closely related to pelicans they are.
  • The Pelagornis likely would not have hunted animals as large as an adult hominid in real life, instead preferring to hunt for fish or smaller prey animals.
  • In the opening sequence of the game, a pelican can be seen snatching up a fish and flying away over the waterfall of the Hidden Waterfall Oasis. This is inconsistent with gameplay as pelicans can't be found in the Region Jungle Icon.png Jungle biome and won't be encountered until the Ocean biome at the opposite end of the map.
  • Pelagornis holds the record for largest flying bird, extinct or alive.