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WNY welcomes "World's Largest Rubber Duck" to Canalside

Posted at 12:34 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 09:39:24-04

The "World's Largest Rubber Duck" has floated into the Queen City.

After making her way around the world, "Mama Duck," as she is referred to, has arrived at Canalside just in time for the Maritime Festival from August 26 - August 28. 

The massive duck, which is tied to a steel base, is over six stories high and weighs a record 11 tons. She takes close to three hours to inflate. 

Ryan Whaley, co-owner of this rubber duck project, says "Mama Duck" was designed to catch people's attention in Los Angeles and thanks to social media she has caught people's attention world-wide. 

The duck will be on display from afar until Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to head downtown to visit both her and the Maritime Festival free of charge.