These unique Egyptian Geese (Alpochen aegyptiaca) birds were considered sacred by Eyptians. Americans imported them as decor for Golf Courses. Were our own wildlife too ugly or boring? Some have now vacated the golf courses for the wild.
This family was at the animal rescue facilities of Flamingo Gardens in Davie Florida. They are in the Rookery section which is open so they could wander if wanted. Many of their birds are not able to be released because of injury or “imprinting” (taming by people), so would not survive in the wild. Any animal that does recover is released as soon as it’s health returns.
I never tire of seeing new miracles of God’s designs. So amazing.
Egyptian Goose checking out the Rookery. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Mom and Dad introducing the babies to the Rookery environment. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
The previous post showed the Egyptian Geese babies in the water and Duckweed. Shortly afterwards Mom (or Dad) joined them. First they had time to explore without parental accompanying them. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Mom (or Dad?!) and baby. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Lastly, the entire family enjoys an outing. So did we! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
I’ll share their name (kind) and parents in the next post. But these CUTE little babies were enjoying their freedom in the Rookery rich with Duckweed. We were enjoying watching them while exploring Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.
Slowly, steadily, enjoying a first outing by themselves. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
New siblings swimming close together, being a little unsure,through the Duckweed. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg