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Wood Duck

Aix sponsa

NATURAL HABITAT
The Wood Duck lives in forests, swamps, fresh water marshes and ponds

DIET
IN THE WILD – Aquatic plants, seeds, nuts, fruits and insects
IN THE ZOO – Greens, vegetables, insects and grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Can fly up to 30 miles per hour.
  • After hatching, ducklings jump down from the nest to find water.
  • Largest wingspan of any duck species in proportion to their body.
  • If nests are too close together, females will lay eggs in neighboring nest and the female of that nest will raise the eggs.
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400