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Mandarin Duck - male closeup, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called &quot;Zie-Zoo&quot;. Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
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Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
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This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting. <br />
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Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
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Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61321/mandarin_duck_-_male_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo" /></a></figure> Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mandarin Duck - male closeup, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.

Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.

This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting.

Mandarin Duck - male, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
<br />
Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. A small ray of sunlight reflected back to the chest of the Mandarin, giving it some bottom lighting.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61323/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_ii_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

Mandarin Duck - male closeup II, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Opening the set for a small zoo visit. The zoo is called "Zie-Zoo". Most of the staff members suffer from autism, this zoo giving them a safe place to work where they are treated with patience, understanding, room for mistakes.<br />
<br />
Note that the Netherlands has the most zoos in the world, relative to land mass. So we have plenty to pick from. This zoo is rather small and does not try to compete with the big ones, instead it is a mix of general and popular small animals combined with some pretty rare ones.<br />
<br />
This male Mandarin was found directly after the entrance. It was an unusually hot day. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61322/mandarin_duck_-_male_closeup_zie-zoo_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/61321/mandarin_duck_-_male_zie-zoo_netherlands.html Aix galericulata,Europe,Mandarin duck,Netherlands,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo

    comments (5)

  1. I can't get over those striking features! Also, it feels like it is glancing into my soul with those eyes! Posted 3 years ago
    1. You can see the park's entrance in his eyes if you zoom in close enough :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Incredibly stunning! I wonder if this species was bred to look like this, or if their beauty is natural.... Posted 3 years ago
    1. Wikipedia mentions its' been used as a show bird for hundreds of years. So it's been bred for a very long time. I'd say they may have started it based on some initial kind of beauty, but I'm really not sure, sorry. Posted 3 years ago
      1. I looked it up too and came to the same conclusion. Either way though, it's an amazing-looking bird. Posted 3 years ago

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The Mandarin duck, or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American wood duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 9, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:09.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm