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Central Park Zoo’s Chinese Mergansers June 26, 2011

Posted by judylobo in Baby Animals, Birds, Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Mammals, Mongoose, Nature, photography, Red Pandas, Sea Ducks, Wildlife, Zoo.

The Central Park Zoo has successfully hatched eight critically endangered Chinese merganser ducklings — a first for any North American zoo. The eight ducklings were hatched, April 26, 2011. The zoo has two breeding pairs of Chinese mergansers, a species of sea duck found in eastern Asia. The Central Park Zoo maintains the largest public collection of sea ducks and the only zoo-kept Chinese Mergansers in North America. This great zoo news was everywhere this week.  Click on any of the links below to see the story, photo and details.

The New York Times NY 1 The Associated PressABC World NewsZoo and Aquarium Visitor
Our Amazing PlanetDNAinfo.comFox News

The duckings are two months old today.  You can visit them at the Central Park Tisch Children’s Zoo. Check out their photo in the title picture, see one of our four baby Banded Mongoose, our new male, red panda and more in today’s photo montage.


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