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Canada Goose

There are eleven recognized sub-species of the Canada goose.  Typically they are smaller as you go north and darker as you go west.

While some flocks of Canada geese stay in one area year-round, most migrate south in the fall and north in the spring.  Some migrate as far as 4000 miles. 

HABITATNear water in open grasslands, chaparral and tundra
DIETAquatic plants, grass, insects and grains
LIFE Expectancy10-20 years

Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as an American alligator it would be 36 feet tall and weigh 150,000 pounds when fully grown.
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