Take a gander at Seaview's new arrivals

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 

Take a gander at Seaview's new arrivals

The newly-hatched Hawaiian Geese at Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight.

A RARE breed population has been boosted thanks to an Isle of Wight animal park.

Seaview Wildlife Encounter welcomed its latest arrivals this morning (Tuesday), a trio of Hawaiian Geese — also known as Nene.

They are the world’s rarest breed of goose and in the 1950s numbers in the wild plummeted to just 30, but thanks to breeding programmes and conservation efforts numbers have risen to 2,500.

Hawaiian Geese chick

One of the Hawaiian Geese hatching at Seaview Wildlife Encounter.

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