Trumpeter swans are named for their distinct (and loud) vocalizations. They are the largest waterfowl in North America, and can weigh up to 30 pounds. In addition to their famous calls, trumpeter swans also communicate with each other using head bobs. These are common behaviors associated with pair bonding.
Alligators Among Us
The American alligators, native to the southeastern United States, are the largest of our marsh residents. In fact, they’re the world’s largest alligator species. They inhabit freshwater wetlands, such as marshes and cypress swamps. They can be distinguished from the American crocodile by their broader snouts, with overlapping jaws and darker coloration.
The zoo's Waterfowl Marsh is a peaceful, hidden gem. I meander through on weekends year-round, watching the ducks preen their feathers and the sandhill cranes fish in the mud, and listening to the trumpeter swans call."
Clove Queens Zoo Visitor
In the Exhibit
Argentine Ruddy Duck
Instantly recognizable by their striking blue bills, this small, South American stiff-tailed duck is also called the Argentine blue-bill, Argentine blue-billed duck, or Argentine lake duck.
Our bald eagles were rescued and rehabilitated after unfortunate encounters with humans. They were unable to fly and couldn’t be released back to the wild, so we provided them with a home at the Queens Zoo.
The wood duck, or Carolina duck, is a species of perching duck found in North America. The drake (male) wood duck is one of the most colorful North American waterfowl.