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Mandarin Duck taken in Arundel Wildfowl reservation area.
The Mandarin Duck originated in China, but has settled very comfortbale in the UK and can be seen on the Thames. The first pair was presented to the Prince Regent as a present by the Emporer of China.IA gift of a pair of Mandarin ducks is one of the greatest honours by ancient chinese tradition.
Yet the Mandarin Duck is now on the endangered list in China, as it hsa been hunted to extinction. So next time you go to a Chinese Resturant and order crispy Mandarin Duck, this is what it looks like before it is roasted.
23 Feb 2011