Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

Opening times

We are open until

4PMtoday

Find us

Sat Nav: NR16 2HE, Kenninghall Road

View Map

Make

a donation

Find out more

Black-necked Swan

Cygnus melancoryphus

There are 7 species of swan, including the mute and the black. The black-necked swan is the largest species of waterfowl native to South America.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 1 – 1.2m
Weight: Male 4600–8700 g, Female 3500–4400 g.

habitat

Habitat

These birds live in freshwater marshes and shallow lakes in South America. They may also be found in coastal lagoons, estuaries and bays.

diet

Diet

Swans eat aquatic vegetation and small invertebrates and feed by submerging their head under the water.

behaviour

Breeding

Young, called cygnets, are white / grey in colour and spend the first few days of their life on the backs of their parents, hidden under the protective wing feathers.

threat

Conservation

The black-necked swan is not believed to be endangered in the wild as they have a large population which appears to be stable.

Threat Level



Threat Level

Get to know more of our animals

 
 
Cape Teal

Anas capensis

 
 
Chilean Flamingo

Phoenicopterus chilensis

View all our animals
Close Find us