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Mute swan Cygnus olor

Animals in our sanctuary

Amicum
Date taken in
01-06-2011

The animals from the time when De Zonnegloed was a children's education farm will of course continue to live in De Zonnegloed. Amicum is one of the animals that was already present from the beginning, before we became a sanctuary.


Aqua
Date taken in
14-07-2017

Aqua comes from an animal shelter in the Netherlands. The animal was confiscated by a private individual who did not give the animal the proper care.


Where does he feel most at home?

The mute swan is found naturally mainly in temperate areas of Europe across western Asia, as far east as the Russian Maritimes, near Sidemi.

That's his favourite food?

The food usually consists of water plants, which are found in shallow water. Here their long neck comes in handy. In the absence of plants, a swan also eats small fish such as roaches.

Fun fact

The name 'mute swan' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species.

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