Duck feathers are so waterproof that even when the duck dives underwater, their downy under layer of feathers will stay completely dry.
A duck’s bill is specialized to help them forage in mud and to strain food from the water. A hard nail at the tip helps with foraging, and comb-like structures on the sides strain small insects and crustaceans from water.
When constructing her nest, a hen will line it with soft down feathers she plucks from her own breast.
Wildlife Rescue’s Vision is that humans come to see that we are members of a vast life community, that we experience the proper gratitude and respect for this community, and that we live in a more appropriate and compassionate manner in relation to the whole.
WRR was founded in 1977 in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2001 its primary base of operations has been located on 212 acres near Kendalia, Texas, a property which was purchased through the generosity of three of our supporters.