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Sullivan’s Pond Geese Return From Winter Vacation
(Thursday, March 25, 2010) - The popular geese at Dartmouth’s Sullivan’s Pond are returning from their winter vacation tomorrow morning (March 26).
Embden geese are flightless and their ability to search for food is limited so they have come to rely upon food supplied by HRM. Volunteers with the Hope for Wildlife Society removed the geese mid-December 2009 and transported them to a facility in Seaforth, offering the birds shelter during the coldest winter months.
One Canada goose was also wintered with the society, along with the other geese as it can no longer fly. It was returned to the pond two weeks earlier to be reunited with its mate and two of their offspring from 2009.
On a sad note, while there are a dozen Embden geese in the domesticated group, one will be remaining behind in the caring hands of the staff and volunteers of the society’s facility as it has cancer.
As a thank you for the care provided by the wildlife society, HRM has made a donation to the non-profit society to cover the costs associated with their three and a half month stay.
Watch the YouTube video of the geece returning to the pond.
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