This long S-necked shaped bird with over 25,000 feathers on its body is a protected species in Britain and loved by many, although some people do have a fear of swans, which is called cygnophobia or kikinophobia.
Swans mate for life and the male is the only bird with a penis. They begin breeding between the ages of three to five and their eggs take between 35 to 42 days to hatch. Swans can fly as fast as 60 miles an hour and they are extremely intelligent birds as they can remember who has been kind to them or not!
If you would like to learn more about these wonderful wading birds and get near to them, why not have an unforgettable experience at Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset.