Mario the goose finds a home at the Los Angeles Zoo
Date: 6/30/2011 Album ID: 1278143
Photos by Maya Sugarman
Maria (also known as Mario), a grey Toulouse goose, finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During a media event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Maria first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler. (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During a media event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Mario first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler.   (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Councilman Eric Garcetti greets Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose during an event introducing the bird to his new home, the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif., on Thursday, June, 30, 2011. Although the goose had originally been named Mario, Zoo officials discovered that Maria was male, and now call him, Mario.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria) is greeted by friend and local resident, Dominic Ehrler, and Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti during an event introducing the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. on Thursday, June, 20, 2011.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria) grabs a hold of Councilman Tom LaBonge's tie as LaBonge photographs the gray Toulouse goose. Mario now lives in the Los Angeles Zoo's children's petting area, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria), a gray Toulouse goose, pecks at a photographer's lens in the children's petting zoo during an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, in which Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Mario first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. Mario first befriended local resident Dominic Ehrler a year ago, when he began following him during Ehrler's walks around the lake. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Councilmen Tom LaBonge photographs Mario (formerly known as Maria) during an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, in which LaBonge and Councilman Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Mario first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Councilman Eric Garcetti feeds Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose, who is known to also enjoy eating tortillas. Mario finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Mario first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler.   (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Councilman Eric Garcetti feeds Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose, who has drawn thousands of Facebook fans through a popular YouTube video. Maria finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria), a grey goose, eats crickets left in his pond by a Zoo caretaker. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif. Maria first became well known for befriending local resident Dominic Ehrler.   (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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Mario (formerly known as Maria) the goose became well known for his unplanned appearance in a music video by the band, OK Go. Mario finds a new home for now at the Los Angeles Zoo, while construction continues at his home in Echo Park Lake. During an event on Thursday, June, 30, 2011, Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti introduced the goose to the Los Angeles Zoo in Burbank, Calif.  (Maya Sugarman/Staff Photographer)
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