Welcome to The Swans of Stanley Park and to their home, Lost Lagoon, in Vancouver, Canada. We hope this site will bring you closer to this most special part of the wildlife through the year, and will delight as well as inform. Don't miss our Ask The Swan Specialist board where our visitors from around the world are welcome to ask questions about swans to the Regal Swan® Foundation. Also, see a close-up of our mute swans and life around them.  Scroll down to see the latest messages of our 6 message boards and our swan slide show.

Re: Late baby swan, survival  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Sandra As long as predators or the Michigan DNR does not kill them, they should grow very quickly and go about their way. Michigan DNR like other state and federal wildlife authorities..
Late baby swan, survival  by: Sandra
I live in Michigan, USA and in the lake by my house there are 2 couples of mute swans. One couple has 3 cygnets, 3/4 of the size of parents by this time, all very healthy. The other couple has 2..
Re: Lone swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Mary This could behavior could be the result of several issues. 1. This is a young bird, under three years of age and has not yet reached mating age. Typically, finding a mate can occur between..
Lone swan  by: Mary
We have a single white trumpeter swan that comes back every year to our small 30 acre lake without a mate. Why does he or she not find a mate? She or he is very content. Thank you for four expertise.
Re: 8 week old girl trumpeter with splinted leg; foot is reddish purple  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Jeanne No, we don't know anyone in your area. You might try a veterinary school/college that may have an exotic/waterfowl specialist. Univ. Tennessee at Knoxville comes to mind. Tendon surgery is..
Re: 8 week old girl trumpeter with splinted leg; foot is reddish purple  by: Jeanne
I took her to the vet yesterday for Xrays. (Nothings broken, hooray!) Do you know of a specialist in the Central Arkansas area? My (exotic pet) vet says she has a friend in Tennessee who works for a..
Re: 8 week old girl trumpeter with splinted leg; foot is reddish purple  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Jeanne It could be bruised and/or too tight. You might loosen slightly to ensure you are not cutting off circulation as this could cost her leg. You need to get her to the veterinarian as soon as..
Re: What happened?  by: Kelly smart
Unfortunately, mother park board shakes the eggs so they never hatch. They do it every year, truly sad.
Cygnet taken away from its parents at Ambleside  by: Samantha
Hello, I noticed that the West Van Parks Board took a baby Swan away from its parents at the Ambleside Lagoon in West Vancouver this morning June 18 at 6:30 am. They said it was because they..
Re: What happened?  by: Kim
That's sad, sad they clip their wings too. I wonder why they do it...aren't the swans wild? Shouldn't they be free, free to fly, free to have cygnets...wouldn't they just fly away eventually....isn't..
Re: What happened?  by: S Boy
I was told that the ecology center people destroyed the eggs - they don't want more Swans!
We're are the baby swans  by: Lisa
Hi in the past month or so we noticed the swans on their nests and then they had abandoned them and what looked like opened egg shells. But now we haven't seen the swans or any baby's for a while?..
The Swan Project   by: L. Martina Young, PhD
Hello Fellow Swan Lovers: I am a dance artist and independent scholar in the United States with a life project addressing the image of the swan across diverse disciplines including dance and..
"Amazing Swans" video   by: AmazingSwans.com
"Amazing Swans" A Wildlife Conservation Documentary
Re: Where could I photograph Muted Swans in Southern California  by: Shelby
Bear valley springs, in Tehachapi ca. At four island lake.
Fiona and the swans   by: Message from Karen
pic I have just been in Vancouver for a couple of days and just prior to leaving I took a 5 mile stroll around Stanley Park culminating at Lost Lagoon. There I saw Fiona feeding the swans and I have to..
Royal swan fight  by: Just trying to kill each other!
I got down to the Lagoon on Sunday Nov 27 and things were pretty calm - Tristan and Isolde came up to eat at this end. Then... Bijan came closer - he must have been pretty hungry, and decided he'd..
Mama & Papa Swan's Adventures   by: Swans 10 - Raccoon 0
pic Mama and Papa Swan sailed proudly along the channel at their end of the lagoon. They have enough feathers to look regal, as long as Papa doesn’t try to raise his wings too high – they ARE still a bit..
Summer Swans   by: It Isn’t Easy Being Green
pic Today is cool and raining, and although that doesn’t put a smile on many visitors’ faces, it’s a happy fleet of swans we see scattered across the lagoon, bouncing on the windswept waves. During the..
Summer Swans   by: Help! Extreme Makeover Needed
pic It’s early summer and most of the Lost Lagoon swans are slipping into their just-kick-back-and-relax look, but some take that fashion much farther than others. First, it’s the season when they root..
Elephant and Dog share their love of water   by: Admin
pic The relationship of Bubbles and Bella developed because of their shared love of the water. The pursuit of "aquatic antics" instilled a strong bond between these unlikely pals. Watermark on..
The horse that paints   by: Admin
New video of this amazing horse (click on the link below)
Baby elephant saved from water well   by: Admin
"Members of the Amboseli Trust, an elephant welfare and conservation group, rescued a baby elephant trapped in a water well in Kenya." See Baby run to Mom after the rescue. There is a..