Mallard family rescued from a rooftop

In this video, Toronto Wildlife Centre’s rescue team helps a mallard family who nested on a on a building rooftop in downtown Toronto.

Balcony planters or well-planted rooftop terraces look like great nesting spots to mallard ducks, but safety from predators can come at a price. If the nesting spot is too high (newly hatched ducklings can usually fall about two storeys without hurting themselves, because they are light and fluffy) or in an enclosed courtyard, the ducklings are trapped. Learn what to do if ducks are nesting on your balcony or rooftop.