Hey kids! We’re Phileo and Agape, the Polish Mute Swans. As you can hear, we’re not actually mute. We just don’t talk as much as the rest of our relatives, although we aren’t that different from regular mute swans. In fact we don’t even have our own species. However we’re a special color variation of mute swans. You can tell the difference by looking at our feet. If they are pink, instead of black or brown, then you’ve found one of us! You may have seen us hanging out at lakes and rivers near your area. We love water plants! They’re our favorite foods but we’re more than happy to eat other plants and even a few insects for dessert.
We’re fairly social birds. We like hanging out with other Polish Mute Swans, but we stay with our mate for life.
Like us and our black-footed relatives, some of you look a little different from each other. You have different hair or skin tones. But you really aren’t any different from the rest of your kind because you are all people. 1 John 4:14 says “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” That means Jesus came to save everybody, not just people who look like you. Isn’t that great? God loves everyone and wants to save them all.
Lifespan: up to 25 years