IUCN Red List Status:

Near Threatened

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Emperor Geese feed on grasses, sedge leaves and berries whilst they are inland during the breeding season.  During winter, they feed on algae, seaweeds, clams and mussels from the coast.


They breed in Alaska and along the north-eastern coast of Russia.


The total population size of Emperor Geese is estimated to number 85,000 individuals, while the population in Russia has been estimated at 100-10,000 breeding pairs.


The Emperor Goose can live up to 12 years in the wild and 25 years in captivity.

The Emperor Goose (Chen canagica) are one of the rarest in North America.

Behaviour:  Emperor Geese appear to be monogamous in their mating system and will mate for life.

This species’ numbers are decreasing today and it is classified as near threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List.

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