Injured Goose Makes Recovery and Rejoins Mate in the Wild

Injured Goose Makes Recovery and Rejoins Mate in the Wild

An injured Canadian goose was able to recover with help and was released to rejoin his mate in the wild. The story went viral as the love affair between these two geese touched people’s hearts.

The New England Wildlife Centers Cape Cod Branch rescued a goose whose foot was badly injured. They named him Arnold and ultimately had to perform surgery to fix his foot.

During Arnold’s surgery, everyone heard a slight tapping at the door and noticed that Amelia, Arnold’s mate, was trying to get inside.

Amelia visited Arnold at the wildlife hospital every day. Checking up on his recovery as she anxiously awaited his return to her. Staff arranged it so that Amelia was even able to share meals with Arnold.

After a month the painstaking process of removing Arnold’s bandages was near. His foot had healed nicely, and he was given a clean bill of health. Which meant that it was time for Arnold to be returned to the wild.

Arnold rejoined Amelia in the wild, and the two almost instantly swam off together to a nearby pond that they call home.

The wildlife hospital posted the following statement on Facebook, “We are not sure what they will do next, but we are so happy that they have the opportunity to do it together. Arnold’s foot has healed well, and today we got to see him both fly and swim. We are confident that he will have no trouble keeping up with his partner Amelia.”

Because of Arnold and Amelia’s love story, the wildlife hospital has gained a lot of attention and is now selling Arnold-inspired T-shirts. All proceedings are going to the New England Wildlife Center.

This article by Abigail Jane was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 17 August 2021. Lead Image Source : Pedro da Silva/Unsplash.

What you can do

Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.


Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.

Dive in!

Discover hidden wildlife with our FREE newsletters

We promise we’ll never spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more info


Founder and Executive Editor

Share this post with your friends

Leave a Reply

Notify of