Trevor the Duck: Niue mourns 'world's loneliest duck'

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28 January, 2019 12:48 PM

Trevor the Duck: Niue mourns 'world's loneliest duck'

Trevor passed away after being attacked by dogs/TREVOR THE DUCK/FACEBOOK

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Trevor, once dubbed the world's loneliest duck, has died after being attacked by dogs on the remote Pacific island he called home.

Trevor was something of a local celebrity in the tiny nation of Niue for being the only bird of his kind living on the island.

He had arrived there in 2018 - it's unclear how he got there, reports BBC.

He lived in a roadside puddle during his short life, where he was regularly fed and taken care of by locals.

"He showed up in Niue in January last year after a big storm, we think he flew or blew here," said Rae Findlay, Niue's Chamber of Commerce chief and the person behind Trevor's Facebook page.

"It's assumed he came from New Zealand but it's also possible he came from Tonga or another Pacific island. "He was a mallard duck so we called him Trevor Mallard after a local New Zealand politician, and the name stuck. "