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Haleakala National Park officials use nene's death to remind motorist to drive carefully


MAKAWAO, Hawaii — The National Park Service says a nesting nene was killed by a car at Haleakala National Park.

The endangered Hawaiian goose was killed Friday. Officials say they know the bird was nesting because of a featherless area on its underside used to transfer heat to eggs.

Park Chief of Interpretation Polly Angelakis says the eggs now have a much lower chance of survival.

It's the first nene killed during the 2014-2015 nesting season. A total of 10 nene were killed during the previous two nesting seasons by cars on park roads.

Park officials are using the death to remind motorists to drive slowly and carefully.

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