NYC's Cutest Animals
by Jonathan Zeller, 01/17/2012
Photo: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Black-Necked Swans at the Bronx Zoo
This species ordinarily lives in South America, but you can visit a trio of young swans (or cygnets) at the Bronx Zoo's Heart Lake. Cygnets typically stick very close to their parents; these three hatchlings will ride on their mom and dad's backs for about a year to stay safe and warm (awwwww).