The deep connection that can spontaneously occur between humans and wild animals is beautiful. Like many Los Angeleans, Dominic navigates the geese at Echo Park while exercising around the lake. Unlike most Angeleans, Dominic has a special exercise partner named Maria, a wild goose. Last year, much to his surprise, Maria started following Dominic around the lake. Watch their story in this short clip.


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  • Raj raghunathan

    I liked Katie's comment at the end, "that's one strange story, but I liked it"! Great story and video!

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  • Follow up on Maria's story.
  • Learn more about Anthrozoology, the research of human-animal interaction.
  • Like Maria, all animals have an individual personality.  Spend some time watching flocks of birds at your local park to see what makes them unique.

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