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Name: Angela T.
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Age: 20s
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Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002


Question:
I was wondering what the collective name of a female swan is? Male is the cob.


Replies:
The female is called a "pen" and the young are called "cygnets". There are several web sites that give good information about swans and their life history. One is the Trumpeter Swan Society

(http://www.taiga.net/swans/swan_information.html).

Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD
University of Maryland School of Medicine


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