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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.

two trumpeter swans swimmming

Did You Know?

A male and female, known as the cob and pen respectively, mate for life and share in raising the young.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Cygnus buccinator

Northwestern and central North America

Freshwater rivers, lakes, ponds and marshes

Up to 6ft

Aquatic vegetation

Risk Status:
Swan Lake