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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Radjah Shelduck

baby bear

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Radjah Shelduck

Radjah Shelduk

Radjah means "king" or "prince" in Hindi, and the radjah shellduck is nearly as eye-catching as a traveling royal—with its pink bill and feet, its white and chestnut coloration, and the white iris of its distinctive eyes. While they are strong swimmers, these ducks are usually found in less than two inches of water, in billabongs, freshwater wetlands, brackish mangroves, lagoons, or paperbark tree swamps in forest and coastal areas of northern Australia, the Moluccas islands of Indonesia, and New Guinea. They are also skilled fliers that have been described as more like geese than ducks—and they are equally good runners, capable of swiftly traversing a muddy bank