Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)
Zoo collection includes: A pair plus three new goslings.
Found in the wild: Found always near water in mountainous regions from south central Siberia south to Mongolia and into northern and eastern China.
See Them at the Central Park Zoo: The pair can be seen in their shared habitat with the Red Panda in the Temperate Zone.
Description: It is large for its genus, at approximately 3 feet in length. It has a long neck, long, heavy black bill, brown cap and pale underparts apart from some belly streaking; the upperparts are brown and the legs are orange. The sexes are similar, although the male is larger, and juveniles are duller. The male has a wider white band of color near its beak.
What do they eat: At the Central Park Zoo, these vegetarians eat avian pellets and chopped greens.
Life span: Approximately 10 years.
Threats: Hunting and habitat loss due to development. Now extinct from its former range in Japan and Korea.
Fun Facts: Their voice is a loud honking.