Mute Swans spend most of their time floating on the water and they are very territorial. These aggressive birds often hold their wings half-raised in a display as they swim toward an intruder.
Mute Swans form long-lasting pair bonds. Their reputation for monogamy along with their elegant white plumage has helped establish them as a symbol of love in many cultures. They are also the national bird of Denmark.
Mute swans are native of Europe and Asia, and from mid-1800s to early 1900s, they were imported to North America. These imported swans are placed in large estates, city parks, and zoos.