This is to ATL as MEM is to MIN.
A coworker and I had this discussion earlier. I think they are similar, but I think the Pelican's did a good job of keeping it more simplistic and not having too much detail. I think that is always a bad idea for a logo. The Hawks have way too much detail in their logo.
Actually a timberwolf is more related to a bear than a pelican is to a hawk.
Timberwolves and bears share the same order Carnivora while a hawk and pelican only share the same class (Aves)
I used to bang a zookeeper. She was a HT 8.5