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Also known as the Hawaiian goose, this bird is only found on the islands of Hawaii. The nene represents a major conservation success story, as they were rescued from the brink of extinction via a captive breeding program. Nene are protected within national parks on both the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui.

  • Scientific Name: Branta sandvicensis
  • Range:
  • Status in the Wild: Vulnerable
  • Location in the Zoo: Duck Lake
  • Cool Animal Fact: Both sexes have identical plumage and, unusually amongst geese, the feet are only partially webbed.