Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Native to east Asia, the Mandarin Duck is arguably the most beautiful duck species in world. Their closest relative is the just as colorful North American Wood Duck and belong to the same genus, Aix. Both species nest in tree cavities and have long toe nails on their web feet to allow them perch on branches.
- Mandarin Duck - eBird
- Mandarin Duck - Harteman Wildfowl
- Mandarin Duck - HBW Alive
- Mandarin Duck - Lincoln Park Zoo
- Mandarin Duck - London Wildlife Trust
- Mandarin Duck - Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again. - William Beebe, 1906
We depend on our programs & donations to help fund the care and housing for our animals, most of which are either rescues or surrenders. We seem to be always taking in new animals that need a home or different situation, their care adds up. If you would like to help support Animal Wonders, it would be greatly appreciated. We are always in need of donations, caging material, lumber, crates, aquariums, straw, & newspapers.