This Asian, with its stunning multicolored quarter, appeared in the famous New York Park on a beautiful October day, revealed by a video shared on Twitter by a rare bird lover, David Barrett (@BirdCentralPark).
Since then, the feelings and dreams of this magnificent copy of the Anatidae family come close to social networking, and he even had his moment of shine in the New York Times.
Nobody knows how he got there: Some people first thought he'd escaped from an animal park, but the animal parks in the city have gone down. Others have speculated that he may have been abandoned by the home he belonged, although it would mean that he came from across New York since the laws of the American financial capital forbade keeping an ass at home.
This mystery has only touched the popularity of palmiped. In addition to his sporadic birds, which led him to disappear sometimes for two weeks in a row. He was discovered, with his black ring on his right leg, several times in the state of New Jersey, on the other side of the East River, without knowing whether he had swam or stolen another side.
Thus he became a star with the nickname "Mandarin Patinkin", in tribute to actor Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride), by the New York news site Gothamist.
On Tuesday, the Mandarin pulled under the paparazzi's eyes on the dam south-east of Central Park, a few stone's throw from the Plaza's grand hotel, munching on breadcrumbs he ate. curious.