A plucky pigeon that flew across the Pacific Ocean from Japan will be bred by a bird lover in Canada hoping its progeny will make top long-distance racers, an animal rescue official said.

The pigeon was discovered tired and thin at a Canadian air force base on Vancouver Island in westernmost Canada and taken to an animal rescue centre near Comox, British Columbia where it was treated for a common bird parasite and nursed back to health.

Our local CHEK TV reporter came to MARS to get the story…

PRI’s The World also interviewed Maj by phone on July 1, please click the photo below for the interview.


For more information on racing pigeons, please see MARS Moment Racing Pigeons, by Sandy Fairfield