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3 nēnē fatally hit by vehicles; recent deaths caused by speeding, feeding at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-22 00:14:15 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Three people are involved in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park nē nē In October, a vehicle along the Chain of Craters Road on the Big Island was hit deadly.

Nēnē intersections and warning signs are posted along the entire park and along the section of Highway 11, while Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road are urging drivers to slow down and monitor geese. nēnē is still being killed. The latest one died on Thursday, October 21st.

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A male spouse of nēnē, who died Thursday morning, was also killed last week on the same road near the Mau Loa o Maunaulu trailhead.

“It’s tragic that three rare Hawaiian guns are dying in the park due to speeding and careless drivers, especially mating pairs at the beginning of the breeding and nesting seasons. Everyone slows down and wildlife You need to be careful and understand that the park is their habitat. “

Rhonda Loh, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Director

Rhonda Loh, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park The director added that nēnē is unhealthy for people and should never be fed by people. Feeding nēnē can be too comfortable for humans and around cars. This can be fatal.

Park staff observed nēnē eating rice, crackers and other food left in and around the parking lot, according to people familiar with the matter. Food is removed, but if nēnē continues to gather near the vehicle, park managers may decide to close the parcel.

Park officials are also urging visitors to stay away from a pair of Hawaiian guns who frequently visit the parking lot of the former Jaggar Museum in the new Ukahuna eruption observation area.

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Nēnē is in parks and other Hawaiian locations all year round, but October-May is the breeding and nesting season and is essential to their survival. According to park officials, nēnē is the state’s largest native terrestrial animal and the rarest goose in the world. There are about 3,500 nēnē throughout the state.

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