Baby Ducks!

Published by PETA.

Here are six really good reasons why PETA’s dog park was temporarily closed yesterday:


Sorry, curious canines—no duckling sniffing for you!

PETA’s headquarters and adjacent dog park overlook the Elizabeth River, which is home to all sorts of wildlife, including ducks, geese, egrets, cormorants, ospreys, muskrats, and even the occasional dolphin pod. Right now, we’re in the thick of baby-duck and -goose season, so we’re extra vigilant. A sign on the road leading to PETA’s headquarters warns drivers to slow down and keep an eye out for goslings, who frequently cross the road with their parents. And if some baby ducks want to catch some rays on the dog park dock, we’re happy to transform it into a duck park for the afternoon.

Got wildlife babies? See our tips for ensuring their safe transition to wildlife adulthood. 

Written by Alisa Mullins

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