At CAT, we have five webbed-foot friends. They’re not friends with each other, however; rivalries between ganders Bernard and White Face have resulted in the two being kept separate. White Face, shown here, has a bit of a reputation for being unpleasant.
Keeping geese is part of our sustainable woodland project. The geese graze on a field which is to be planted with nut trees, providing us with eggs, nuts and timber. While we used to keep goats, in recent years we have replaced them with geese to demonstrate to visitors other options for keeping animals, which can be more sustainable. Ruminants, such as cattle and sheep, produce methane and can be an inefficient way of extracting calorific value from the land.