Goslings survive leap of faith … with the help of crash mats

The University of Calgary’s Outdoor Centre recently discovered a family of Canada geese living on a rooftop. While the goslings appeared poised to fly – with their parents safely on the ground below – some caring human decided to intervene to offer some soft landings.

And, Finlay MacNeill captured some delightful video of the urban wildlife encounter. Nearly, 170,000 people have clicked on the centre’s Facebook posting.



And, then the centre posted this video.


We set up crash pads so that the goslings on our roof would have a safe landing. Want to see the cutest thing ever?

Posted by Calgary Outdoor Centre-University of Calgary on Monday, May 11, 2015

And then, more good news.

“We’re happy to report that the gosling and all his siblings have made it safely to our constructed wetlands area on West Campus!”

Photos University of Calgary

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