Things you need to know about Geese
Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae. This group comprises the genera Anser and Branta. Chen, a genus comprising ‘white geese’, is sometimes used to refer to a group of species that are more commonly placed within Anser. Some other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have “goose” as part of their names.
Lifespan: Canada goose: 10 – 24 years
Mass: Canada goose: 3.2 – 6.5 kg
Scientific name: Anserini
Higher classification: Anserinae
Clutch size: Canada goose: 2 – 9, Swan goose: 5 – 6
Did you know: As with geese, people are interdependent on each other’s skills, capabilities, and unique arrangements of gifts, talents, and resources.