American Pekin Duck

American Pekin ducks are a multi-purpose duck, which is used for egg and meat production, as well as ornamental purposes for hobby farms and ponds. 

Fast Facts

  • Pekin ducks can weigh approximately 8-9 pounds when fully mature.
  • The lifespan of Pekin ducks is 8-12 years.
  • Pekin ducks are prolific egg layers, but are horrible egg sitters. 

Scientific name

Anas platyrhynchos domesticus
Range  Southeast Asia, England, & North America
Conservation status Not Evaluated
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location The Loop
Name Fury

 *Please note that Fury is a rescue duck and was born with one eye and is 90% blind. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Zoo or talk to a staff member to learn more about Fury's story during your visit!

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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