Join the 20th Dead Duck Day: June 5th

Friday June 5th, 2015 is the 20th edition of Dead Duck Day, arriving precisely one year after last year’s Dead Duck Day. At exactly 17:55 h [Rotterdam time] we will honor the mallard duck that became known to science as the first (documented) ‘victim’ of homosexual necrophilia in that species, and earned its discoverer the 2003 […]

Today is Dead Duck Day

On June 5, 1995, at 5.55 pm, a mallard duck slammed into the window of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the first big step on its journey into history. I, Kees Moeliker, the museum’s curator, subsequently published the first scientifically recorded description of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck (click here for PDF). The […]

Tomorrow—June 5—is Dead Duck Day

Tomorrow, June 5th, is Dead Duck Day. Exactly at 17.55h, we will gather next to the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Click here for more information (and here for those who master the Dutch Language) about this commemoration of the incident that became the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the […]

It is almost Dead Duck Day

Dead Duck Day — June 5th — is coming. The short, open-air ceremony next to the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam is open free to the public, including ducks. Please note the day in your diary. Dead Duck Day commemorates the sudden and dramatic death of the mallard duck that entered the scientific literature as […]