Endangered ducklings released from Jerusalem zoo in bid to restore population

28.10.2011                      30.Tischrei. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch

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Endangered ducklings released from Jerusalem zoo in bid to restore population

The ferruginous duck population had almost disappeared in recent years due to uncontrolled hunting and the dwindling of the natural water sources they breed in.

Three ducklings made history at Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo, on Thursday, when they were set free in a bid to restore their species' population in Israel and Europe.
But for the time being the ducklings, of the endangered ferruginous species, are staying put of their own accord. "They seem happy and in no hurry to fly away," said zoo director Shai Doron….