Meet Our Animals > Laysan Teal Duck
Quick Facts
Native to Laysan Island of Hawaii
Primary Diet Aquatic plants, seeds, snails, moth larvae and pupae, flies
Adult Weight 3.45 to 14.17 oz.
Lifespan 12 years
Status Critically Endangered

Laysan Teal Duck

The color teal was actually named after the blaze of color found on this duck’s wings! In the past, about 200 years ago, these ducks resided on all the Hawaiian Islands. Today, they are only found on Laysan Island, which is just 1.5 miles in size.

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