Peabody Ducks break in new duck palace - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Nick Kenney

Peabody Ducks break in new duck palace

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Peabody Ducks have a new fountain to swim in on the roof of the city's most famous hotel.

The ducks spend their days swimming in the fountain of the hotel's main foyer, but when 5:00 p.m. rolls around, they waddle to the elevator and ride back up to their rooftop home.

But now the ducks will spend their nights in a new penthouse.

"The ducks are very important to the Peabody, very important to Memphis. We want to make sure they are well taken care of," said Duckmaster Jason Sensat.

Now the famous waterfowl live in the lap of luxury, with granite floors, ceiling fans, a replica of the hotel and a glorious view of the Memphis skyline.

"They've got it made," said Sensat.

The new duck palace took three months to build and cost $200,000.

"It was time to get them a new place to stay," Sensat said.

The old duck palace was 23 years old.

"It was definitely not as nice as this one," said Memphian Julie Locke. Days before her wedding, she brought out-of-town visitors to see the ducks and their brand-new palace.

You can check out the ducks and their digs anytime - The Peabody rooftop is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

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