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Waterfowl, which include ducks, geese and swans, are fowl that live in and around water. Most are strong swimmers with medium to large bodies.

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Why do geese mate for life?

Geese don't exchange vows or rings, but they do search for their lifelong mate. However, are geese really faithful, or do they take a gander at the opposite sex?


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Why do geese mate for life?

Why do geese mate for life?

Geese mate for life in order to have help raising offspring and protecting the nest. Learn why geese mate for life but aren't necessarily faithful. See more »