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
- 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.