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: Breastfeeding?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Joy: No swans do not breastfeed their young. Birds (Swans) belong to the Class Aves. Only Class Mammalia (Mammals) have mammary glands and thus nurse their young. The Regal Swan
Breastfeeding?  by: Joy
Do swans breastfeed their young?
Re: Brownish swan rejected by parents  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Janie: This is normal behavior as the cygnets are being told to get lost prior to the next nesting season. The entire family may fly off during the winter migration if they can fly (not..
Brownish swan rejected by parents  by: Janie
A brownish swan was born into a family this year. Out of the seven swans they had only two survived; one is all white and the other is brownish color. The mother and father are trying to chase it..
Re: Swans dying, have the feathers on their necks standing upright  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Gijs: There could be several reasons for these deaths. Neurological problems resulting in the swans being unable to hold their head/neck erect and sudden demise could be the following: 1...
Re: Mute swans and Indiana  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Morgan: Despite the widespread misrepresentation of Mute Swans and the greatest hoax ever perpetuated on the U.S. taxpayer by federal and state wildlife officials, Mute Swans DO NOT have any..
Re: Orphan Swan not yet flying  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Evert: The parents do teach the young how to fly. There may be something that has caused the young swan not to fly: Injury or illness, stunted growth, or just not old enough to fly on its own yet...
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..