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Mute Swans

Scientific Name

Cygnus olor

👀 Animal Footmark

Learn more about them below

Fun Fact!
Did you Know?!
Swans are synonymous with grace and beauty, often featured in ballets and fairy tales. But don't be fooled by their serene appearance; they can be quite feisty if they feel threatened!

Life Span

In the wild

8-12 years

at the zoo

Up to 20-30 years



13-30 pounds


4-5 feet in length



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from all continents except Antarctic.

These elegant birds prefer calm, freshwater bodies like lakes, ponds, and rivers, where they can gracefully glide across the water.

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

Mute Swans
On Map
Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Navigate to them across our 25 acres.

Download a PDF version below!

Find them in Brantford