Trumpeter Swan

Olor buccinator

The trumpeter swan was nearly hunted to extinction for it’s skin, feather, meat and eggs in the early 1900′s.  Protection, habitat restoration and reintroduction have allowed the trumpeter swan to make an amazing comeback.  Today the species in no longer considered in danger of extinction.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Swan Lake
lengthLength: up to 6ft
weightWeight: 20-26lbs
wingspanWingspan: up to 8ft
habitatHabitat: freshwater rivers, lakes, ponds and marshes
dietDiet: Aquatic vegetation