Andean Goose: here’s the scoop
The Andean goose does not face any immediate threats as they are well isolated due to the high altitude and wide range they live in. These beautiful birds rarely come into contact with humans.
Rare in zoos, the Buttonwood Park Zoo is home to two Andean geese.
Open grassland, bogs in mountain valleys, river plains and shore meadows of lakes and lagoons.
10 – 15 years
Did you know?
Male and female Andean geese may look similar, but they are easily distinguishable by their size and vocalizations. Males, which are larger, display by puffing up their chest, walking very erect and making “raspberry” sounds with their head pressed down. The female has a lower-pitched cackle.
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru
Widespread and abundant