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: Swan on empty nest  by: Karen
Thank you. I have not yet seen "new" eggs in this new nest. It is totally empty. I thought perhaps she was lamenting on her lost eggs (from her previous nest locations WHICH WERE IN A..
Re: Incest in swans?  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Ruth: Yes, inbreeding does occur in swans and birds in general. When mammals inbreed, there is a greater chance of genetic abnormalities such as extra or lack of limbs, etc. However, in swans..
Incest in swans?  by: Ruth
Hi, I have been looking after a pair of wild mute swans for 8 years and my female died in March. I think she was getting old and had become very weak. She and her mate raised 5 cygnets the first year..
Re: Old remaining feathers on young swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Tony Yes, the swans will either pull the old feathers out or the feathers will work their way out by themselves. If the entire wing is comprised of the quills and the feathers appear backwards,..
Re: Male swan taken two week old cygnets away  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Christine: Normally, it is the mother that takes the cygnets around the habitat, not the male swan. However, if she needed a rest, the male may have taken them to the other side. If there is..
Old remaining feathers on young swan  by: Tony
Hi A young swan, probably a signet last year, is now in full adult plumage, however it still has the remains of what appear to old wings, just the quills, if that is the correct term, sticking out..
Re: Swan on empty nest  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Karen: Sometimes, female swans will (double clutch), lay another set of eggs should something happen to the first eggs. She may or may not lay the exact number to replace, but lay 1-2 on the new..
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..