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The Cape Barron goose is primarily terrestrial, spending very little time in the water.  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.

cape barren goose with mouth open

Did You Know?

The Cape Barron goose is highly social, living in flocks of up to 300 individuals

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Cereopsis novaehollandiae

Southern Australian coast and islands

Grassland and wetland

2.5 to 3.5 ft

Zoo Location:
Jungle Trails

Grasses, sedges, leaves and seeds