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(SKY NEWS) — Trevor “the world’s loneliest duck” has died after being attacked by dogs on the tiny Pacific island of Niue.
The mallard became a celebrity last year when he became the only duck on the island around 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometres) northeast of New Zealand.
Niue doesn’t have natural ponds or wetlands so it was believed the mallard had blown in from New Zealand in a storm. He was later dubbed the “world’s loneliest duck” for his solitary existence.
Trevor’s life was cut short after he was “seen dead in the bush after being attacked by dogs”, according to a Facebook page dedicated to the duck.
A follow-up post on the page read: “What a sad way for the journey of Trevor the Duck – Nieu to end.
“He flew/blew to Niue in a storm about a year ago, chose to live in the puddle by the side of the road, won the hearts of so many locals and tourists, he became a global celebrity and promoter of Niue.
“Taken too soon by a dog.