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• Through June 3, Member Appreciation Days: Online reservations are required for entry. MORE
• June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

Know Before You Go:
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before 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.