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Our birds are absent Given the increase in cases of avian influenza in wild birds, the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien has decided to its birds from their exhibits for an indefinite period. The health and well-being of our animals are priorities for us at all times. Thank you for your understanding.

Diet

The northern shoveler is omnivore, feeding as much on seeds and lentil as on mollusks, insects, small fish and plankton.

Lifespan

Up to 20 years in the wild.

Reproduction

In April or May, the female lays between 8 and 12 eggs and incubates them for 21 to 25 days, unassisted by the male. The ducklings take their maiden flight at around 8 weeks of age.

Predators

Its main predators are the seagull, the crow, the skunk and the raccoon.

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