Ducklings Hatched at HMSG

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Ducklings are hatched to a mallard duck in the shrubbery by the wall in the Sculpture Garden. Secretary Ripley arranges for the NZP to provide a concrete duck shelter by the pool in the Sculpture Garden. The mother mallard and her nine ducklings remained there for several weeks, and then disappeared.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)


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Torch, 6/1975, p. 1

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May, 1975


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