Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, staff of Ameren Missouri's Sioux Energy Center in St. Charles County, Mo., joined staff of the St. Louis County based World Bird Sanctuary
to rescue a pelican from the energy center's ash pond.
The bird had a broken wing, and was unable to escape from the pond. Fortunately, the pond provided a good supply of fish for the bird to eat until its rescue.
Employees at Sioux called upon the World Bird Sanctuary to provide facilities for the bird during its recovery. It was released back into the wild after the wing was healed.
"Once again, Ameren Missouri has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by supporting our efforts to preserve wildlife," said World Bird Sanctuary Executive Director, Walter Crawford. "Sioux staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help out this bird. We greatly appreciate their commitment and cooperation."