Here Are 7 Amazing Stories of Animals That Live in Museums, From a Dog Docent in Missouri to a Donkey Crew in New York

Scent dog in Riley with Yoshitomo Nara’s Your Dog (2003) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Last week, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed on Instagram that a mother duck had moved in, and was currently nesting on the Cantor Roof Garden, which is home (under normal circumstances) to a seasonal contemporary art installation and a pricey bar..

The museum quickly got in touch with the New York City Parks Department about relocating the mother and her forthcoming ducklings down to Central Park, but also invited art lovers to suggest names for the animal while she was visiting. (Candidates include “Friduck Kahlo,” “Leonora Quackington,” the gender-bending “Quackson Pollock,” and “Maduck X.”)

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