Eureka Update

With our apologies for any disappointment caused over the weekend, we are pleased to confirm that Eureka is open again today.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £21.00 £19.00
Children (3-15 Years) £14.95 £13.55
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £18.95 £17.20
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Child / Adult / Carer £10.50 £9.50

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White-faced Tree Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

The 8 species of tree ducks, or whistling ducks, are believed to be more closely related to swans and geese than to true ducks!



Size: 38 – 48cm
Weight: 500 – 820g



White-faced tree ducks inhabit freshwater lakes, reservoirs, marshes, swamps, large rivers, flood plains and river deltas. They have a very large range, found over South America, Africa and Madagascar.



They feed mainly on grass and plants, but will also eat aquatic invertebrates such as molluscs and insect larvae.



White-faced tree ducks usually nest on the ground in long grass, or sometimes in reed beds or the fork of a low waterside tree. Both partners incubate the eggs for 27 to 30 days.



White-faced tree ducks are not considered threatened in the wild. The population is currently stable and widely distributed. Our white-faced tree ducks arrived from Chester Zoo in August 2014.

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