Pretty ducks all in a row

Sometimes, it is not enough to get your ducks in a row. A family of whistling ducks - two ducks and 11 ducklings - were first spotted last week at Gardens by the Bay, but the number of ducklings has since dwindled to four, likely due to predators, said a spokesman.

The remaining ducks were seen enjoying a swim at the Water Lily Pond yesterday. To protect them from predators, Gardens by the Bay set up a floating wooden platform yesterday to serve as a resting spot not only for this family of ducks, but also for other avian wildlife that may drop by in the future. Another form of protection could include relocating the snakehead fish, a well-known aggressive alien species.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2019, with the headline 'Pretty ducks all in a row'. Print Edition | Subscribe