The obituary of Mario the goose was our most read animal story of the year. This is from a story that appeared on July 16, 2018.
Echo Park — The bossy, loyal and lovable Echo Park Lake goose named Mario — aka Maria — has died at his home at the L.A. Zoo.
A zoo spokesman said Mario, a domestic Toulouse, passed away on June 29, due to old age. Mario was removed from the lake and taken to the zoo seven ago after he became a media darling.
The L.A. Zoo in a statement said that Mario was a community favorite. “Mario was an animal that brought joy to many Angelenos, and he will be missed.”
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