The pelican is a solely Christian emblem that represents atonement and redemption through symbolizing Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. The pelican is reported to puncture its breast to save its young ones from famine by feeding them with its blood. The bird, as the personification of self-sacrifice, came to be compared to Christ, who willingly gave up his life and blood for the spiritual nutrition of others, and therefore became the ultimate metaphor for restitution and salvation. The pelican’s kindness has earned it a reputation as a symbol of philanthropy, generosity, nurturing, resourcefulness, responsibility, humility, and togetherness.

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