Birds, Bugs & Amphibians

Madagascar Teal

Anas bernieri Madagascar Teal

Animal Class:


Status in the Wild:

No Dive Zone

Madagascar Teals wade for food instead of diving to the bottom of the pond or lake.  They are called “dabbling ducks” because of the way they sift their food.

Disappearing Ducks

Madagascar Teals are threatened throughout their home range by the mass destruction of Madagascar’s wetlands, along with having fallen victim to hunting.

You can see Madagascar Teals in the duck pond.



  • Emperor Newt
  • Gouldian Finch
  • Madagascar Teal
  • Oriental Fire-Bellied Toad
  • Salmon Crested Cockatoo
  • White-Eyed Assassin Bug