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Pierre the Pelican getting new look

Updated: February 11, 2014, 8:51 AM ET
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The New Orleans Pelicans' mascot is getting a makeover.

The team announced Monday that Pierre the Pelican will have reconstructive surgery for "a broken beak," which it reportedly suffered after running into a basket stanchion during a game with other mascots.

"This will be a rather unconventional surgery for us," Pelicans team physician Dr. Matthew McQueen said in a statement. "I am not sure we have something to compare this to. It will be quite complicated and will require ...

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