Estimated Wild Population
Swan geese have a black bill and a chestnut-colored chest. They feed primarily on plants, grazing on dry land for grasses and sedges.
Interesting Fact 1
The swan goose is the largest goose species, reaching up to three feet in length.
Interesting Fact 2
They were named after their long, swan-like neck.
Interesting Fact 3
Their population decline is likely due to hunting and habitat loss.
Commitment to Care
Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
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Animals Depend On People Too
When you ADOPT an animal, you support world-class animal care by helping to provide specially formulated diets, new habitat elements, and regular veterinary checkups.
The Wish List is full of one-of-a-kind items for the zoo’s animals, including nutritious snacks and enrichment items to keep them active and healthy.
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Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.