How has the Hawaiian goose survived when so many Hawaiian bird species have not?



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    I wouldn’t exactly say that Hawaiian geese (or Nenes) have  prospered.  The nene was once quite common on all the islands of Hawaii, but now there are only about 1,100 remaining, and most of these on the main island.  That said, the nene has made somewhat of a comeback (considering that there were only 30 in 1918.  Part of the reason for the comeback has to do with statewide efforts to save the state bird, including an active effort to raise chicks in captivity.  Despite the rebound in the nene population, the bird is still considered endangerd and is threatened by invasive mongoose populations and human intrusion into its neseting areas.

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