Swans have an average weight of 6 to 7 kilograms, while there are those that can reach up to 13 kilograms. Swans, whose wingspan reaches 3 meters, also have a long structure, the necks of which they bend back when swimming. They can be an aggressive animal when it comes to protecting their territory. In the face of a threat, they can beat you with their wings, bite you with their beaks and hurt you. Baby swans are born gray, not white, and as they grow up, they acquire a bright, eye-catching white color.
Underneath their delicate and polite appearance, there is actually a fast structure. Although they swim slowly, swans can fly at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. Water-loving swans prefer areas close to the water. Swans, which can be seen in streams, ponds, slow-flowing rivers, nest on islands or reeds. They live in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Central America. Swans, which feed mainly on plants, are able to find food in the water or on land. They feed on underwater plants, roots, tree trunks, sprouts. Swans, some species of which can be tamed, are quite difficult to care for. The life span of swans is on average about 20-30 years. Swans who choose another partner from time to time when their partner dies or they lose their fertility are generally monogamous and extremely attached to their partner.
Not every swan is white, there are also species that are black. The homeland of black swans is Australia.