Pekin Duck Facts
Pekin Ducks are the most popular domestic duck in the world, and originate from China. They were first brought over to the United States in the 1800’s, and were primarily intended for food purposes. They are one of the largest and heaviest breeds of duck, and often weigh 10 or 12 pounds! Since they are so heavy, they are strictly ground-dwelling and can not fly. However, they do swim well, thanks to their waterproof feathers, large webbed feet, and buoyant bodies.
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The most important members of the Once in a Wild team are ofcourse our animals! These creatures serve as amazing ambassadors for their species. All of our animals are professionally trained, handled, taken care of, and endlessly loved by our wonderful staff. If you would like to learn more about our animals and the care they receive, please follow the links below: