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Timbavati Wildlife Park’s Red-Breasted Geese

By Chris Taylor Sunday, May 20, 2018

Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. A few residents of Timbavati Wildlife Park happen to be red-breasted geese. These geese hail from arctic Europe and winter in southeastern Europe.

Red-Breasted Geese Love Food

The red-breasted goose typically feeds on grass, leaves and cotton shoots. In the winter they will take on wheat, barley, maize and pasture grasses. They will also feed on grubs, seeds, aquatic animals, small fish, crabs, I guess they eat anything they can beat LOL.

The geese begin breeding when they are about 3 years old. They typically will nest in early June. The red-breasted goose likes to nest close to peregrine falcons to protect its nest from other predators. When the mother lays a clutch of eggs she will lay 3-8 at a time. The eggs will incubate for about 25 days.

The red-breasted goose is at Timbavati Wildlife Park all summer. Hopefully you meet him here. Also make sure you check our website for events and specials. We have really great things planned for the entire summer! Take with you all next week! Cheers!

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