Hong Kong residents express ‘concern’ as giant inflatable rubber duck found deflated in harbour
A world famous giant inflatable rubber duck has been found deflated in a harbour in Hong Kong.
At the moment no one is quite sure what caused the massive yellow duck to lose all its air as it sat in Victoria Harbour, but rumours have been circulating as to the cause of the duck’s demise.
Financial reporter Ashley Lee said she thought the air in Hong Kong could have been to blame.
‘Apparently the giant rubber duck had massive issues with sitting outside 24/7 in #HK pollution,’ she wrote on Twitter.
Jamie K – @jkbloodtreasure – went for the straight forward explanation, adding: ‘Remember that giant inflatable duck in Hong Kong harbour? It popped.’
But it may not be the end for the bird, which was created by Florentijn Hofman, after the organisers of the exhibition Harbour City, tweeted the rubber animal was just resting.
‘The Rubber Duck needs to freshen up. Stay tuned for its return,’ they wrote.
The 16.5 metre tall artwork was meant to be on show for the rest of the month after initially pitching up at Ocean Terminal on May 2.
The ‘Rubber Duck’ has previously been shown in the UK, France and Australia.