Rare Mandarin duck found in Burnaby park could be escaped pet

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A rare duck native to East Asia like the one drawing hundreds of curious spectators in New York City has also been found in Burnaby, Canada.

The Mandarin duck is a vibrant golden, green and blue colour and is attracting visitors to Burnaby Lake. It was first seen in the springtime. A similar duck in New York has drawn crowds too.

The Mandarin duck was spotted in September and records show that there was a sighting of a Mandarin duck 10 years ago. It’s believed the duck is a pet that escaped.

The Mandarin duck is a distant cousin of wood ducks, which have been calling the park home since they were first sighted in the 1960s.

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