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Updated: 06/11/2014 08:00:05AM

Two gems in one city park

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

This cormorant tries to stay cool on a warm morning at the Peace River Wildlife Center, located at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

This white pelican at the Peace River Wildlife Center has developed a growth on its beak, which is common during mating season.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG
Juan Ponce de Leon greets visitors to the quarter-mile boardwalk at Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

There is an outdoor chapel at Ponce de Leon Park, where beautiful weddings can be held.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The quarter-mile, raised boardwalk takes visitors through mangroves at Ponce de Leon Park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A mourning dove enjoys the boardwalk at Ponce de Leon Park.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG
Chickie-pants, a sandhill crane, has a crisscrossed beak, which causes difficulty eating. It eats from a bucket now at the Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda.

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Callie Stahl, operations manager at the Peace River Wildlife Center, holds Luna, a white screech owl that is leucistic.

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There’s Chickie-pants, the sandhill crane with a crisscrossed beak.

There’s Luna, the abandoned white screech owl who is leucistic.

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