Swan Nest Live Cam

Trumpeter swans Buttercup and Scuttle are nesting again! This pair has had multiple clutches in the past and is part of an exciting Zoo conservation project. Each year, once the cygnets (baby swans) are fully grown, the Zoo transports them for release as a part of a special conservation program with the Department of Natural Resources. The average clutch size for the species is 4-6 eggs and eggs hatch after approximately 34 days of gestation.

The trumpeter swan camera will be active from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, and run on a 30 minute delay due to the hands-off process, the risk for predation and other environmental factors such as extreme weather events.