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Australian Black Swan

Scientific Name

Cygnus atratus

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
Did you know that black swans were originally only found in Australia? It wasn't until the 1800s that they were brought to other parts of the world as ornamental birds.

Life Span

In the wild

20-30 years

at the zoo

20-40 years



8-15 pounds


3.3-4.4 feet



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from Australia.

They prefer to live in wetlands and shallow lakes.

Conservation Status

Least Concern (LC)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Australian Black Swan
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

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Find them in Brantford