Trumpeter Swans are the largest and some of the most majestic of all native North American waterfowl. Adults stand at 4 ft, have a wingspan of 7 ft and can weigh up to 35 lbs.
Very soon, cygnets (this year’s newborn) will be hatched and grow big enough to fly by the end of summer. Males are referred to as “cobs”, females “pens”. Cygnets stay with their parents for 1 summer after which they will establish new/shared territories. Parents are mates for life and live on average 25 years.
These are truly a spectacular species to observe in the Yellowstone Ecosystem!!
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