Also known as the nene, it’s probably no surprise that the Hawaiian goose is native to the islands of Hawaii! They inhabit a range of habitats such as grasslands, scrub forests and even volcanic slopes.
These geese are herbivores and only forage on land. They eat leaves, grasses, berries, flowers and seeds.
It is estimated that there are no more than 2,500 Hawaiian geese left in the wild today. Their main threat is a lack of a suitable habitat, as well as feral cats and dogs which prey on their eggs and introduced species such as mongooses.