Luv a duck for Xmas

Five Aylesbury ducks have joined goats, chickens, geese and pigs down on the farm.

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The birds arrived at DZG three weeks ago and have been busy exploring their new surroundings in the outdoor farm petting paddock.

Trainee keeper, Clare Westwood, said: “The ducks ventured outside in the last few days, and have quickly settled in with the other animals.

“We haven’t been able to name them yet as we don’t know if they are boys or girls, but I’m sure we’ll think up some interesting names for them when we do find out!”

CAPTION: Trainee keeper Alex Randle with one of five Aylesbury ducks that have moved into the farm. 

YOU could adopt one of the five newcomers and help vital conservation programmes with some of the world’s rarest animals. Discover more about our animal adoptions > they make great Christmas gifts!