A beautiful plumage
The number of birds that comprise the eleven subspecies of Canadian Geese is estimated to be over three million.
Because of its beautiful plumage, this is a much-appreciated ornamental bird. The Canadian Goose has therefore been introduced into England and New Zealand, where it easily adapted to the climate!
Some birds escaped from enclosures and have adapted well to their new Western European environment. Canadian Geese can therefore now be seen, throughout the Benelux Countries, as well as in Germany and Eastern Europe.
The ones here at Pairi Daiza come from birds that have colonised our region.
A less threatened species
- Name : Canada Goose
- Latin name : Branta canadensis
- Origin : Alaska, Canada
- IUCN status : Least concerned
- Cites : Appendix I