Mandarin Duck Missing

 

A rare duck that went viral online after finding a new home in Central Park has gone missing.

The Mandarin duck, known for its multicolored feathers and hot pink bill, is native to East Asia.

The bird was first spotted on Oct. 10th and videotaped in a now-viral video. It was last spotted in Turtle Pond last Friday.

“While we are not tracking the Mandarin duck, we’ve noted that he’s appeared healthy and has regularly moved between water bodies in Central Park. We don’t know his exact location at this time,” the Parks Department said in a statement. “Almost all ducks migrate seasonally. While we’re happy to have had him visit our parks, it’s important to remember that at some point he may leave New York for warmer temperatures.”

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