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Black Swans

No, this is not a movie review. Rather, this is a post on the real Black Swans. The kind that turns from ugly ducklings to handsome creatures upon adulthood.

I suppose most people have heard of the existence of Black Swans. In Singapore, they are an ornamental species introduced (from Australia) to the Singapore Botanical Garden no doubt due to their unusual appearance. Armed with the knowledge of their existence, I made my way there to have an actual sighting and hopefully some nice photographs.

What I did not expect, and for which I was very fortunate to witness was that there was a swan couple who just started a family!

Black Swan family

The couple with four recently hatched cygnets

Black Swan family

What I didn’t know was that the cygnets are actually white in colour!

Black Swan cygnet

A closer look at a cygnet. Isn’t it cute and fluffy? Not ugly at all.

Black Swan cygnet

Cygnets feeding.

From what I gathered, this is the first time that the Black Swan is raising a family. Mind you that these photos were taken more than a month ago. So by now, the cygnets would have been much bigger. I hope that they manage to grow up safe and sound.