Sunday, September 19, 2010
Fort Wayne's Children's Zoo, Black Swan
I believe this is the black swan, the cygnus atratus, from Austrailia. A quick google search will tell you the black swan is 8 to 20 pounds, 43 to 56 inches long and the wing span is an impressive 5.3 to 6.5 feet!
You can see just how large this fowl is, when you compare him (her?) to the eastern grey kangaroo, who can grow to 6 foot tall.