Ducks Get Rescued, Chauffeur-driven in a Rolls-Royce

RR Duck Return

A Rolls-Royce Cullinan was recently used as part of the brand’s duck conservation efforts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in the UK. 

A group of 7 orphaned ducks, rescued by an observant security guard at Goodwood, the company’s 42-acre site where its manufacturing plant is situated, was recently adopted by the marque.

The ducklings were transferred to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, located in nearby Sidlesham, where they were successfully cared for to adulthood.

Lucky ducks

Underlining the importance of the occasion, the ducks travelled from Brent Lodge to Goodwood in a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, demonstrating the true breadth of the super-luxury SUV’s versatility. 

RR Duck Return

It has been suggested that Rolls-Royce designers, engineers and marketeers henceforth express Cullinan’s 560-litre luggage capacity using a unique new metric, litres/duck; the discussions continue. 

Rescued and reared by a local wildlife hospital, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed the very special new residents to their 42-acre site at Goodwood, West Sussex.

Seven siblings

The new arrivals include a family of seven siblings. In April, they were found wandering the on‑site car park, without their mother, by security guard James Caffrey.

The ducklings were monitored from afar over several hours, but the mother failed to return. Once carefully captured, the ducklings were transferred to Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital located in nearby Sidlesham, where they were successfully reared to adulthood.

The family, augmented by a further eight ducks also found and rescued locally, have now returned to the Home of Rolls-Royce. They have taken up residence on the lakes that form part of the manufacturing plant’s sustainable cooling system.

The ducks travelled from Brent Lodge to Goodwood in a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, demonstrating the true breadth of the super-luxury SUV’s versatility. 

560-litre boot

It has been suggested that Rolls-Royce designers, engineers and marketeers henceforth express Cullinan’s 560-litre luggage capacity using a unique new metric, litres/duck; the discussions continue.

“As a company, we are very conscious that it is a privilege to share our 42-acre site with a wealth of wildlife. We go to great lengths to provide safe habitats for plants, birds and animals but occasionally, we’re given the chance to do something direct, practical and genuinely lifesaving,” said Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

“This story has touched the hearts of people across our business, and we’re delighted that it’s ended so happily. We’re immensely grateful to the wonderful team at Brent Lodge for their care and skill; and congratulations to James Caffrey and the security team, whose sharp eyes, quick thinking and compassion made rescuing these ducklings.”

 187 total views,  1 views today

No Comments

    Leave a reply