Two ne-ne have hatched at Paignton Zoo in Devon.
But what-what is a ne-ne?
It’s a species of goose – one of the rarest in the world. Found on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian goose or ne-ne is named after its call, a soft neh-neh sound.
It’s officially classed as Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Paignton Zoo is home to eight adult ne-ne as well as these two goslings.
It’s believed that it was once common, but human activity put paid to that. The ne-ne is the official bird of the state of Hawaii.
Paignton Zoo is a registered charity. For more information go to www.paigntonzoo.org.uk or ring 01803 69750
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