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Bar-headed goose Anser indicus

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Features

Size:
71 - 76 cm
Nutrition:
Grassen, bladeren, granen
Weight:
1.8 - 3.2 kg
Age:
6 jaar/ans/years
Status:
Niet bedreigd
Environment:
De hoogvlaktes van Mongolië en China
{$lblHabitat}:
Centraal Azië

Animals in our sanctuary

Dishi
Date of birth
01-01-2014
Date of arrival
17-12-2014

The animals from the time when De Zonnegloed was a children's education farm will of course continue to live in De Zonnegloed. Dishi is one of the animals that was already present from the beginning, before we became a sanctuary.


Chu
Date of arrival
17-12-2014

The animals from the time when De Zonnegloed was a children's education farm will of course continue to live in De Zonnegloed. Chu is one of the animals that was already present from the beginning, before we became a sanctuary.


Where does he feel most at home?

The bar-headed gooses originates from the highlands of Mongolia and China. During cold winters they migrate to India and other places.

What's his favourite food?

They like to eat grasses, leaves and cereals.

Fun fact

This goose is one of the world's highest flying birds. The highest observed flying goose, flew at 7290m altitude. In a scientific test by the British University of Bangor, where a GPS was attached to 91 bar-headed geese, it appeared that most of them remain below the altitude of 5500m.

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