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Swan Goose Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Anser cygnoides
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Anseriformes
  • Range

    The swan goose can be found throughout southeastern Russia, Mongolia, China North Korea and South Korea.

  • Status

    The swan goose is endangered because of hunting and habitat destruction. Much of the species' breeding grounds have been lost to agriculture. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Swan Goose Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    The species lives on steppe wetlands, lakes and fast-flowing rivers.

  • Niche

    The swan goose feeds primarily on plants, grazing on land for grasses and sedges.

  • Life History

    Females lays 5-10 eggs, which are incubated for a month before hatching.

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