Sunday, May 16: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are SOLD OUT. We hope to see you another day soon!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:‚Äč Online reservations are required for your visit.

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Red-breasted Goose

Branta ruficollis

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About the Red-breasted Goose

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Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family:Anatidae
Genus: Branta
Species: ruficollis

This striking, ground-nesting goose breeds in the freshwater wetlands of northern Siberia and often nests on isolated islands. During the cold winter months, red-breasted geese retreat to slightly warmer climates along the shores of the Black Sea.