Hayman’s Ultimate Love StoryOctober 6, 2011
One of the things that make Hayman Lagoon one of the most romantic locations on the island is the presence of its two resident swans, Barry and Elizabeth.
While swans are known for being monogamous creatures, in a strange twist of fate, Barry helped Elizabeth find love again.
After Elizabeth lost her partner in a tragic incident, Barry was brought in to help keep this lonely swan company.
At first Elizabeth fought her affections, however, following the cyclone earlier this year Elizabeth decided to give love another chance.
“They do everything together,” says Hayman Landscaping Manager Doug Van Wyk Smith, “Eat, sleep and swim. They’re always within a couple of metres of each other. It’s a really lovely thing to see.”
White swans are hard to come by in Australia and it’s especially difficult to get a pair and very rare for swans to bond again with a new partner.
“We are so lucky to have them here… We have our fingers crossed that there will be some baby swans coming soon,” says Doug with a cheeky grin.
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