In the wild, Ruddy Shelducks can be found from southeastern Europe to central Asia to southeast China.
In both the Salvic mythology and Buddhist religion, Ruddy Shelducks are considered sacred. Shelducks’ brown and white feathers allow them to blend in with the dead reeds that surrond the water ways of their natural habitat. This adpations allows them to hide from predators.
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $100.
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