The 18 metre (60 foot) tall Beijing duck has been repaired after it was found to have a drooping beak and wrinkled skin, Shanghai Daily reports.
The giant duck, created by Dutch artist and copyright expert Florentijn Hofman was reinflated and its beak reassembled in an eight-hour operation.
“There were some flaws when inflating the duck, and we have adjusted it overnight,” Zeng Hui, deputy manager of the Beijing Design Week Organizing Committee, told Xinhua.
“A good design will not have the ideal display effect without good manufacturing,” Zeng explained, adding that the duck has now perked up.
The duck will be on the Yongding River until September 23 before it moves to the Summer Palace, where it will be on display until October 26.
By Sam Canpadee
[Image via: Shanghai Daily]