Take a gander at Seaview's new arrivals

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 

Take a gander at Seaview's new arrivals

The newly-hatched Hawaiian Geese at Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight.

A RARE breed population has been boosted thanks to an Isle of Wight animal park.

Seaview Wildlife Encounter welcomed its latest arrivals this morning (Tuesday), a trio of Hawaiian Geese — also known as Nene.

They are the world’s rarest breed of goose and in the 1950s numbers in the wild plummeted to just 30, but thanks to breeding programmes and conservation efforts numbers have risen to 2,500.

Hawaiian Geese chick

One of the Hawaiian Geese hatching at Seaview Wildlife Encounter.

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Man falls on to railway line

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

  2. Headteacher praised by Ofsted to leave

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

  3. Pair arrested after drugs raid

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

  4. £5m settlement for family after Isle of Wight NHS failings

    Thursday, November 27, 2014

  5. Andrew Turner questions Tony Blair's Save the Children award

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News Sponsor