Summer is fast approaching and adorable ducklings are entering the world. And one of their favorite spots to hang out in Washington D.C. is the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool. So to help out the four families of ducks that live in the pool, the Capitol worked with City Wildlife, a local nonprofit, to install two duckling ramps.
In the past, ducklings have died of exhaustion or starvation because they've been unable to find a way out of the water. According to the group’s president, Anne Lewis, this was especially true in such a busy area, where well-meaning visitors often place the ducklings in areas of the pool they don't know well.