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'Goose Kindergarten' video goes viral

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 4:20 pm - That's a lot of babies.

Dozens of Canada geese stopped traffic in Winnipeg, Manitoba this week.

In the video above two adult geese cross the road with dozens of goslings in tow. The footage was submitted to The Weather Network by Ed Solinske, and it's become a viral hit, racking up thousands of views.

The average Canada goose lays between 2 and 9 eggs each season but it isn't uncommon to see parents wandering the streets with two or three dozen goslings.

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What you're seeing in the video above is referred to as a creche.

Canada geese will sometimes babysit, bringing goslings together in a kindergarten-style format.

Geese do this because there's safety in numbers. A group of goslings is far less vulnerable than one that's roaming solo.

It also frees up mature geese, allowing them to keep a protective eye over the entire flock.

VIDEO: CANADA GOOSE ATTACKS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PHOTOS GO VIRAL

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