The Wood Duck lives in forests, swamps, fresh water marshes and ponds
IN THE WILD – Aquatic plants, seeds, nuts, fruits and insects
IN 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.