The current global population of black swans is estimated to be up to 500,000 individuals.
A mature Black Swan measures between 110 and 142 cm (43-56 in) in length and weighs 3.7–9 kg (8.1-20 lbs). Its wing span is between 1.6 and 2 metres (5.3-6.5 ft). Relative to their size, black swans have longer necks View Full →
Swans usually mate for life, though ‘divorce’ does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure.
An adult male swan is called a cob (from Middle English cobbe (leader of a group). An adult female swan is called a pen, and baby swans are called cygnets (from the Latin word cygnus (“swan”) and the Old French View Full →
Black swans occur over large parts of Australia, with estimates of their range varying from 1 to 10 million square kilometers.