The new study, which looked at more than 20 years of research on ducks, found that people were significantly more likely to report being “lucky” with the ducks they had.
The researchers used data from more than 2,000 duck rescues and found that the more times people had experienced success, the greater the likelihood they had of reporting that their ducks were living a “healthy” and “long” life.
They also found that these types of reports were linked to people having a positive attitude toward their ducks.
The study, published in the journal Current Biology, is the first to show that people who have the best experiences with ducks are more likely than others to report they are living long and healthy lives.
The findings suggest that duck life might be a better choice than we think.
Ducks are in danger in parts of the world where the species is threatened, including in the United States.
In 2015, scientists discovered that ducks in Texas were more likely and healthier than those in other parts of Texas.
In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week” this week, Duck Life founder, Dr. Mark Siegel, said the findings were significant because it shows the ducks in those places can live long and live healthy.
“There’s some pretty strong evidence to show they are resilient, and that’s good news for people and good news about the environment,” he said.
“We are seeing an incredible amount of recovery, and we’re very optimistic about it,” he added.
“We believe that the ducks that live in these areas are doing a great job of living the healthiest, most productive lives possible.
They are thriving in their environments.”
ABC News’ Lauren Clements and David Smith contributed to this report.
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