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Nene goose, the endangered state bird of Hawaii, USA, in Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii. At 230,000 acres, Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park dominates the southeast end of the Big Island, sweeping from lava-bound coast to high-mountain rain forest. Midway up the mountain, in the dry land forest, protection from predators plays a big role in the effort to bring back the nene in one of Hawaii's largest wild nene flock (about 160 birds)..Volcano National Park, Big Island, Hawaii. USA. .

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Nene goose, the endangered state bird of Hawaii, USA, in Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii. At 230,000 acres, Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park dominates the southeast end of the Big Island, sweeping from lava-bound coast to high-mountain rain forest. Midway up the mountain, in the dry land forest, protection from predators plays a big role in the effort to bring back the nene in one of Hawaii's largest wild nene flock (about 160 birds)..Volcano National Park, Big Island, Hawaii. USA. .