Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Living in flocks of up to 300 individuals, the Cape Barren goose is highly social. With a bill designed for grazing, the goose has actually benefited from the encroachment of agriculture as it has adapted to feeding on pasture fields.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Aviary
lengthLength: 2.5 to 3.3 ft
weightWeight: 8.3 to 11.7 ft
habitatHabitat: Grassland and wetland
dietDiet: Grasses, sedges, leaves, and seeds