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Wood Duck Aix sponsa


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

Diet in the wild

Aquatic plants, seeds, nuts, fruits and insects

Diet at 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.