Think you know it all? How about these interesting facts... 

Did You Know?...

-The black-necked swan has legs that are so well adapted to swimming that it is almost incapable of walking on land.

-It is the largest of the neotropical waterfowl, while also being the smallest of its genus.

-Black-necked swans mate for life, becoming very territorial and aggressive.

-This swan is found in only four countries: Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

-Black-necked swans are unique in that both parents carry their young on their back for the first three weeks of life.

-Their fossil record goes back over 80 million years!

-Of the eight swan species they are the fastest, achieving flight speeds of 50 mph!

-In early Irish literature, swans are depicted as the symbol for purity, beauty and potential good luck.