Mute Swan – Карельский зоопарк

Mute Swan

Class: Birds

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

Weight: 8-13 kg

Height: 100-150 cm

Body length: 180 cm

Coloration: White

Age of sexual maturity: At the age of 4-5 years

Gestation period: 30-40 days

Habitat: Distributed in northern Eurasia from southern Scandinavia (southern Sweden) to the lakes of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Primorsky Krai, and China.

Lifespan: Up to 28 years

Diet: Aquatic plants, mollusks, worms, crustaceans, small fish, and others.

Did You Know?

  • Mute swans can only take off from the water’s surface and require a long takeoff run.
  • They are the national bird of Denmark.
  • Mute swans have excellent memory, can remember adversaries for a long time, and may even seek revenge.
  • They have excellent vision and hearing.
  • Their coloration can change depending on age and weather conditions.
  • The mute swan is the heaviest flying bird.