Mandarin Duck

Zoo Location: Wetland
 Mandarin Duck

Swamps, lakes and pools.

Wild Diet

Seeds, acorns, rice, insects, snails and small fish.


They have very elaborate courtship displays which help to establish lasting pair bonds.


They lay 9-12 eggs in a nest in a tree hole.


Although under threat in their native China there are introduced populations living wild in Europe.

 Mandarin Duck  Mandarin Duck


  • Latin Name: Aix galericulata
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Anseriformes
  • Family: Anatidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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