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Endangered duck returns to Preah Vihear

A white-winged duck at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
A white-winged duck at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. Dick Daniels

Endangered duck returns to Preah Vihear

An endangered white-winged duck was scheduled to be released into the wild in Preah Vihear province yesterday, after being rescued earlier this month.

In a statement, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said the duck was discovered by locals on December 3 next to a watering hole near Prey Veng village.

The bird, which was moulting and unable to fly, was fitted with an identification ring and kept in an enclosure while it re-grew its feathers.

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