Animal Odd Couples
Video: The Tortoise and the Goose

At Busch Gardens, a 45-year-old female Aldabra tortoise was chosen by an unlikely suitor: a male Pacific Brant goose. The unusual pair has been together for 4 years. Brant geese mate for life, and it seems that this friendship is in for the long haul. Watch a scene from “Animal Odd Couples” which premieres Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 8/7c (check local listings).

  • Nature Ali

    That is not a Brant but a Nēnē aka Hawaiian Goose, Branta sandvicensis endemic to three Hawaiian Islands. It is very endangered but is recovering well due to extraordinary effort of USFWS and non-profit organizations.

  • mike

    Tortoise and goose. The Hawaiian goose in meet the couples is a female goose. I know this because I feed her and blackie when I go to Busch Gardens.

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