Ducklings go to school

This mama duck likes her ducklings educated. Each year for the last 13 years, Vanessa the duck has been returning to Michigan elementary school’s to lay her eggs in its courtyard. When the ducklings hatch, Vanessa then waddles with the help of students and staff through the school’s hallways with her tiny tots to get to a nearby pond.

Animals really bring out the soft side of humans, and Vanessa, with her little hatchlings, is no exception. “It’s so unusual, but everyone gets so invested in this duck because of how cool it is that she comes back each and every year,” said Elizabeth Krause, a mother who has witnessed the duck’s appearance almost every year.

This year, Vanessa waited by the school’s courtyard door until it was unlocked so she could walk through with her babies.

Read full story at The Guardian.

Photograph by Gillis Benedict/AP.

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