It’s hard to imagine ducklings having no idea what a large body of water is like, but that is exactly what’s happening here in this video. These ducklings were born in captivity, and had never before been exposed to any significant amount of water. Here, they are given a makeshift pond, and you can see their cautious curiosity about it at first.
Eventually, one little guy hops in and starts paddling his way around. He is soon joined by another little friend. The others are still poking at the water with their bills suspiciously, but it isn’t long until everyone realizes that this is pure fun. Then, everyone is jumping in, splashing, swimming, and drinking the water up! They even have the manners to share with their friends and siblings.
Take a look at this video!
Besides, getting out of the water gives them a chance to run about excitedly on the land. Adorable! Share away, people!