Rare Ducklings Born at the Louisville Zoo
August 13, 2009
Although adult Meller's Ducks look very similar to the common Mallard, they are a distinct, and highly endangered species native only to Madagascar. Keepers at the Louisville Zoo were startled to discover two eggs in the Meller's Duck enclosure during a routine cleaning in May. After 26 days in the incubator, two tiny ducklings were born and are doing well.
Photo credits: Kara Bussabarger / Louisville Zoo