A 16m (52ft)-high rubber duck, which has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world, has deflated in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.
The giant bird, created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was found lying on its side on Tuesday night and was completely flat by Wednesday, reports say.
Exhibition organisers say it is part of scheduled maintenance work.
The inflatable duck was due to be towed to a shipyard for a check-up.
The giant yellow sculpture has been transported around the globe since 2007, visiting cities including Sydney, Sao Paulo, and Amsterdam.
It arrived in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour on 2 May and was due to stay until 9 June.
Its deflation caused disappointment in the city, where the duck has become a popular tourist attraction.
“We scheduled a body check for these two days. If everything is fine we can inflate it as soon as possible and…
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