The Chinese government has reportedly deployed 100,000 ducks to their border in anticipation of an impending locust invasion.
According to the country’s main stream media, the ducks have been dispatched to the Xinjiang border where China meets Pakistan and India.
"Duck troops" gather at the border to face locust swarms pic.twitter.com/1J4r3dmmJk
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) February 19, 2020
The locust invasion, which has also affected East African countries, is said to be causing havoc in India and Pakistan which now faces food shortage as most of their crops were destroyed.
The Pakistan government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, declared a national emergency, further calling the menace “the worst locust attack in decades.”
Desert locusts, according to a United Nations report, can travel up to 95 miles in a day and can eat their own body weight in plant material, meaning even a small swarm can consume as much food as 35,000 people in a day.