Black-neck-swans
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Cygnus
Species:melanocoryphus

This magnificent bird was first bred in captivity, in Europe, more than 160 years ago, and his been highly prized in zoos and important private collections ever since. Found in southern South America and the Falkland Islands, it occurs in both fresh and salt water. Breeding pairs are devoted parents and carry their growing young on their back, almost sinking under their weight.