Hello Diving Duck supporters, we’re pleased to bring you our winter update.
Since we last reported to you, our ducklings have been thriving in the Marsh Aviary Exhibit and we have obtained permission from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority for another release. Accordingly, we are planning a December/January release of 10 ducklings at the Einot Gibbeton Nature Reserve, and 10 ducklings in the Zoo’s central lake (an open lake where they are free to fly away). The reason for the split is to monitor the preferred movement of the ducks after release and how location of release impacts upon distribution and migration.
Our remaining breeding core has been supplemented with new individuals obtained from a zoo in Jersey to increase genetic diversity.
Stay tuned for news about the forthcoming release into the wild of more of these beautiful aquatic birds.
Nicole and the Avian Team at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
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