Origin: Eurasia and Northern Africa
Scientific Name: Cygnus Cygnus
Swans are the largest members of the duck and goose family/
A swan will usually mate for life although “divorce” sometimes occurs, particularly following nesting failure, and if a mate dies, the remaining swan will take up with another.
A male swan is called a cob, and a female swan is called a pen.
A baby swan is called a cygnet.
Swans have “teeth” – jagged parts of their bill that are used for catching and eating fish.