Today I learned of Fred the labrador, resident dog at Mountfitchet Castle in England, who adopted 9 orphaned ducklings who were wandering the castle grounds after the mother duck disappeared. When Fred goes swimming the the castle moat, the ducks follow him in. independent.ie/entertainm…
Today I learned about a cat that "adopted" baby ducks. An Irish couple on a farm saw a local cat with their duckling in its mouth and assumed the worst. They found that the cat had given birth hours earlier and in its state of maternal bliss had taken in the ducks as her own instead of eating them as expected. ireland-calling.com/lifes…
: an Olympic rower named Henry Pearce stopped mid-race to allow ducklings to pass by him and he still won the race. sahof.org.au/hall-of-fame…
Ducklings have abstract thoughts. Within hours of hatching, these baby birds can learn concepts like β€œsame” or β€œdifferent” β€” and they do so faster than human infants theatlantic.com/science/a…
Ducklings have two sets of visual memory, able to recognise images in one eye that they don't recognise in the other. phys.org/news/2016-11-duc…
Ducklings indicate signs of abstract thinking. Ducklings demonstrated the ability to think abstractly within hours of being hatched, distinguishing the concepts of β€œsame” and β€œdifferent” with success. newstatesman.com/2016/07/…
An Olympic rower named Henry Pearce stopped mid-race to allow ducklings to pass by him and he still won the race. sahof.org.au/hall-of-fame…
In 2010 a Canadian woman was convicted of criminal negligence causing death after stopping her car on the highway for a group of stray ducklings on the road. A motorcyclist and his daughter were killed after hitting the back of her car. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
50-70% of wild ducklings don't survive their first year ducks.org/conservation/wa…
Anything a duckling meets within 10 minutes of being born becomes it's parent. This is because of a phenonena called 'imprinting' and even includes inanimate objects. cerebromente.org.br/n14/e…
Louisiana firefighter Chad Duffaut rescued 6 ducklings from a storm drain with the help of his cellphone’s duck call ringtone. This was the fire station’s second duck rescue in a week - previously, firefighters rescued a duck that got stuck in a chimney. nypost.com/2015/04/27/qua…
Within hours of hatching, ducklings can learn concepts like β€œsame” or β€œdifferent” faster than human infants. theatlantic.com/science/a…
The story of the ugly duckling ends in the duck's attempted suicide for not fitting in en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
Ducklings hatch inside tall trees and leap down to the ground from over 50 feet long trees as soon as they hatch. youtube.com/watch?v=bDJw4…
Herons can swallow whole a wide variety of creatures- in this case, a duckling. [Nature] youtube.com/watch?v=9KEW5…
Hans Christian Andersen author of The Ugly Duckling, Little Mermaid and The Wild Swans, was a homosexual virgin and chronic masturbator. advocate.com/arts-enterta…
Hans Christian Andersen may have been the illegitimate child of Danish Royalty, and "The Ugly Duckling" is considered by some to be a metaphor for this circumstance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There was a children's book published in 1941 called "Make Way For Ducklings." It follows the story of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings, and how four Boston police officers stopped traffic to let them cross the busy intersection. There is a commemorative statue in the Boston Public Garden. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
For centuries Chinese rice farmers have imprinted newly hatched ducklings to a special stick, which they then use to bring the ducks out to their rice paddies to control the snail population pbs.org/wnet/nature/my-li…
There is a breed of duck that lays eggs in trees, and when the ducklings hatch they jump from the tree to make their way to water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
A newly hatched duckling won't float in water. youtube.com/watch?v=S4xeW…
There is a species of duck called the 'mandarin' who nest high up in trees. When the ducklings are only 24 hours, they leap from their nest and fall to the ground. youtube.com/watch?v=AaIK2…
Pinocchio is hiding in the movie Tangled. When Cupid is swinging around the Snuggly Duckling and thrown to the right of the screen. He is in the top right corner in the rafters. m.imdb.com/title/tt039828…

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