Meet duckling ‘Louis’ who just hatched out at WWT Arundel on Sat 28 April. This baby white-headed duck is a VIP – belonging to one of the most endangered species of ducks in the world. Louis is now on his way to the main Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust duckery at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire , escorted in VIP style by the WWT Arundel Centre Manager Tim McGregor. Eventually Louis may return to live at WWT Arundel but he will be sporting a big blue bill like his dad who lives in the Reed Swamp exhibit at Arundel Wetland Centre with other ducks from Kazakhstan, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.
WWT Arundel Wetland Centre cares for over 40 species of rare wildfowl from around the world in their Living Collection. The centre also has 8 wildlife hides to watch British birds from, a SSSI reedbed which is one of the largest in Sussex and runs guided Wetland Discovery Boat Safaris through wetland habitats. Arundel Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week from 9.30am-5.30pm, located at BN18 9PB. Visit wwt.org.uk/arundel for more information.