Wildlife Wednesday: Cygnet Swans

Two cygnet swans who were attacked by their parents have found safety at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Dr Michael Pyne told myGC it was quite common for swans to get aggressive with their young when they want them to leave the nest.  “At that age the cygnets can’t fly, so they can’t escape the waterway where their parents live.”

Dr Pyne said the parents of the two black swans were notoriously aggressive and nasty. “We had to take them from the waterway and we will look after them for a couple of months until they get big enough to fly,” he said.


See the cygnet swans up close, and learn more about their story in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/