Black Swan – Карельский зоопарк

Black Swan

Class: Birds

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Weight: 5-9 kg

Height: 110-140 cm

Body Length: 110-142 cm

Coloration: Black

Age of sexual maturity: At the age of 4 years

Gestation period: 30-40 days

Lifespan: About 20 years

Habitat: Found throughout Australia and Tasmania

Diet: In the wild, the diet of black swans consists mainly of algae, aquatic plants, and coastal grasses. Their favorite food is duckweed with rootstocks.

Did You Know?

  • Black swans frequently interact with humans and play with other swans both in water and on land.
  • These birds are quite vocal and have an extensive vocabulary. Both males and females make snorting sounds during greetings.
  • They are well protected and very rare.
  • Black swans can be domesticated for various purposes. However, black swans are more aggressive, especially during the breeding season, and can attack with their strong beaks and long wings. They can be domesticated, but proper care must be taken.