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: Pinioned Mute Swans left our pond.  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Dave Any number of things could have caused the swans to leave your pond. The swans may have been looking for you, wanted more food and you were not around or were chased/scared by something, i.e...
Pinioned Mute Swans left our pond.  by: Dave
We have a pair of mute swans we purchased for our 1.5 acre pond in S.E. Wisconsin. We acquired them in Spring. We feed them corn about once a day. We were out of town for a few days and when we came..
Re: A new swan in the lake  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Tracey: More than likely, this is a young swan that has been chased from the nesting habitat by its parents in preparation for migration or the upcoming nesting season. Once cygnets (baby swans)..
Re: Will baby swans, children of parents with wings clipped, ever fly  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Janice: Usually, it is the parents that teach the young birds how to fly. However, if the cygnets are not pinioned (the flight portion of one wing amputated or the feathers are not clipped), the..
A new swan in the lake  by: Tracey
We have a lake with two mute swans and other ducks and seagulls, we visit the lake every other day. But there is new swan in the lake, and the male swan keeps chasing this new swan that has arrived...
Will baby swans, children of parents with wings clipped, ever fly  by: Janice
We have two swans on our lake who had three cygnets. Both adult swans had their wings clipped. Will the cygnets learn to fly, since the parents are the only swans on the lake? Thank you.
Re: Lake Depth for Swans  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Bob: If the lake bottom is very rocky or has an abrasive substrate, yes the swans can develop bumblefoot. This condition is caused by a staph infection and is very contagious. The major issue is..
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..
"Attempted Murder"   by: Jørgen Bjerring
pic Yeasterday - May 22 - I saw two Mute Swans in close contact. During the foreplay the biting was not very aggressive and after a couple of minutes it could look like a mating. But after 15 seconds the..
Re: Swan camera (April 2017)  by: Admin
Excellent!!!! Thanks.
Swan camera (April 2017)   by: Tieg
Here is a live swan camera with two mated swans, named Johnny and June. They are currently sitting on 7 eggs, watch them hatch:
Wild swans at Lost Lagoon?  by: Miki and Fiona
I found your website about the swans of stanely park, great site ! I was wondering if you had any info on whether or not, now that the swans have been moved to a wild life reserve, there are any..
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..
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..