15 Fun Swan Facts

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: March 17, 2021

Did you know that swans can fly as fast as 60 miles per hour?

Swan Facts

Swans are beautiful birds, they are the largest members of the duck and goose family.

Do you know what the name is for having the irrational fear of swans? Or what continents they live in? No?

Well check out these top fifteen fun facts about swans, and find out the best facts here!

A swan will mate for life.

Black swans are native to Australia.

A male swan is called a cob, and a female swan is called a pen.

The black necked swan lives in South America.

Swans begin breeding between the ages of 3-4.

Swan eggs take between 35 and 42 days to hatch.

Swans can fly as fast as 60 miles per hour!

A baby swan is called a cygnet.

Cygnophobia or kiknophobia is the fear of swans.

Swans are highly intelligent and remember who has been kind to them, or not.

In 2001, a man in Ireland had his leg broken by a swan when he was trying to provoke it.

A group of wild swans is known as a herd, however a group in captivity are called a fleet.

There are six different species of swans.

The swan has over 25,000 feathers in its body.

There are no swans living in Africa or Antarctica.

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  1. Eimear Mulhern August 5, 2019

    There are 3 adult swans and one cygnet on our lake and they all get on well. There are obviously two parents but what could the third one be?

  2. Victoria December 7, 2018

    Very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing. I always admired swans.