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: New swan on my pond: How to acclimate it  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Ben: You are very welcome. Male swans usually build the nest, but since it is mating season and the female will drop eggs (with or without a male), it could still be a female trying to nest. If..
Re: Male swan mean to female swan  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Teresa: The swan pictured is a Trumpeter Swan, the largest of all swan species and the most defensive. In fact, it does not belong in Maryland, but federal and Maryland state wildlife officials..
Re: Swan left family  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Rob: It is now time for last year's cygnets to be chased from the habitat by their parents and find another habitat as well as a future mate. So, yes, the swan should be fine. He/she should begin..
Re: New swan on my pond: How to acclimate it  by: Ben
Thanks Regal Swan! Following your advise, the new swan is in a pen on the shore and no doubt anxiously awaiting the end of two weeks. And I'm in the process of building a 4 ft by 4 ft floating..
Swan left family  by: Rob
We have a family of 6 Swans and one of them has recently left. We saw one that we believe to the him/her in a field about a mile away from the ponds that the reside in. Will the swan return to it's..
Male swan mean to female swan   by: Teresa
pic Hello! There are two swans at a lake we camp at all summer. One of them is tagged and was actually released here two years ago. The two swans have gotten along great the last month or so since they..
Re: Blindness in swans  by: The Regal Swan
Hi Mitchell Actually, the Black Necked Swan looks like it had cataracts which can cause blindness. The cygnets eyes look like an injury or infection. Yes, lead poisoning and moldy food can cause..
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.
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..