The pink pelican Kokos, a feathered tourist favourite that served as the symbol of the seafront restaurant Pelican for 25 years, has passed away.
Restaurant owner Andros Papiros told SigmaLive that the bird died of old age – pelicans have an average life span of just a quarter of a century. According to him, the Kokos had recently had problems with his eyesight and his health in general.
But the institution has not been left without a symbol – it has already added a new Kokos, an 18-year-old pelican to its staff. It is the third bird of the same name on the post. The restaurant owner has not ruled out getting another pelican to keep Cocos company.