Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Peabody Ducks Get New Leader

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2007 at 4:00 AM

It often turns up on various surveys of the “coolest jobs in Memphis” but if you wanted it, you’re too late. The Peabody has hired a new Duckmaster, Jason Sensat, to lead the famous mallards from their penthouse quarters to the lobby fountain twice a day.

In addition to taking care of the ducks, the Duckmaster conducts tours and acts as an ambassador for the hotel.

Sensat will be carrying on a tradition that began at The Peabody more than 60 years ago, when the first Duckmaster, Edward Pembroke, was hired. Pembroke held the job for 50 years.

The ducks are marched to the lobby's fountain at 11 a.m. and back to the roof at 5 p.m. every day.

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