Rehabilitated Ducklings Released Back into the Wild
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Some ducklings that were found abandoned by their mother, but adopted by the folks at Texas State Aquarium who nurtured and loved them, finally reached the age of flight Monday.
The ducks, which are Black Bellied Whistling Ducks, were release in to the wild at the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. When they were ducklings, they were found abandoned by their mother on Houston Street, near Kostoryz and Horne road back in May.
After citizens notified the Texas State Aquarium, they were rehabilitated by wildlife specialists back to a perfect bill of health.
"We put them in our flight cage and but we urge them to fly and exercise them at least twice a day so they can fly well," said Kelley Shutt a care specialist with the TSA.
The folks at the Aquarium say they expect no problems with the ducks learning to hunt for food.