Hello and Welcome! The 3 remaining swans of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park were relocated in August 2016 (to a truly wonderful "retirement" home) because the Lagoon had become extremely detrimental to them, but this website will continue to exist, and you are always most welcome to post your questions any time.

Re: swans not getting along  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Tom: Unfortunately, we have been trying to alert the public about US and state wildlife officials introducing the larger Trumpeter Swans for Trophy Waterfowl hunting purposes for years. These..
Re: Park Swans  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Kay: Since Minnesota is one of the states killing Mute Swans, it is unlikely that these are wild swans. Most states have relegated the Mute Swans (orange bills) to the captive setting by pinioning..
Park Swans  by: Kay
When I was a child and we were traveling, my Dad knew of a couple of city parks where they had pairs of swans, year after year. We always stopped to picnic in these parks and watch the swans. How..
swans not getting along  by: tom
I live near an 80 acre lake in California with a number of swans: Mutes, Trumpeters, and Blacks, all pinioned. A black pair has started a nest, and the Trumpeters are harassing it. The swans seemed..
Re: Swans in a group: All gone!  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Alison More than likely this was a group that was resting before traveling to their winter migration grounds. Yes, in the spring the swans will return to find a habitat suitable for the nesting..
Swans in a group: All gone!  by: Alison
I've been driving past 2 swans next to the river Taw for several weeks . A few days ago many swans had joined them and they were a joyful sight ! Today all swans have gone and I felt quite sad. Where..
Re: Swan bobbing its head  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Jasmin What you describe appears to be feeding. Swans will feed above the water, slightly below and at greater depths. The swan may have pulled aquatic vegetation and other food sources from deep..
We’re Walking on Air!  by: Fiona
pic Having just returned home from a trip to see our former Lost Lagoon swans Tristan, Marika and Bijan in their new location, our happiness cannot be measured. We already knew they were in an ideal..
Remaining swans relocated (August 2016), now living at their new and wonderful "retirement" home  by: Fiona
For many years the beautiful Mute swans have graced the waters of Lost Lagoon, but over time conditions in their habitat have gradually deteriorated to the point where it's detrimental to their..
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..
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..