RIP the Mandarin Duck of Pennypack Park

The duck was not native but drew visitors to Pennypack

A rare mandarin duck of Eastern Asia, living in Pennypack Park, was declared deceased on Facebook earlier this week. The cause of death is unknown.

The duck drew a lot of visitors and photographers to the park. It was also featured in a Billy Penn article this Fall.

(Sidenote: Ironically enough, I hiked there on Sunday. When an older couple asked us if we were there to see the mandarin duck, I had no idea what they were talking about. IF ONLY I googled…)

Pennypack Park is a birding destination and features more than 150 species of nesting and migrating birds including owls, hummingbirds, and more.

Cover photo: via Facebook

Julie Hancher

Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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