Curly Feathered Sebastopol Geese Debut at WCS’s Prospect Park Zoo

Sebastopol Geese Photo
Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society

Meet Chopin, Haydn, Handel, Purcell, and Scarlatti

Brooklyn, NY – Jan. 5, 2011 – Five male Sebastopol geese can now be seen waddling around the barn yard at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo.

This ruffled breed is of Central European origin and has a look very different than most other geese. Sebastopol geese have frilly plumage on their backs that falls in tendrils while their neck feathers are smooth.
 
Named for notable Baroque composers – Chopin, Haydn, Handel, Purcell, and Scarlatti – the five new geese are very vocal. Visitors can hear the them make their music in the barn where they reside near turkeys, alpacas, and sheep.

Contact:
Sophie Bass – 212-439-6527; sbass@wcs.org

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society




The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo - Open every day of the year.  Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Zoo hours are 10am to 5pm weekdays, and 10am – 5:30pm weekends, April through October, and 10am – 4:30pm daily, November through April. Tickets are sold until one half-hour before closing. The zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Avenue.  For more information call 718-399-7339 or visit www.prospectparkzoo.com.


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.  WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.


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