Guys, have you ever known how swans transport their babies across a pond? Here is something too interesting to miss. Swans are so amazing.

There comes a time on every family outing when the little ones can go no further and demand to be carried the rest of the way.

Luckily for these six fluffy cygnets, Mummy was happy to oblige. One by one, under her watchful eye, the brood clambered aboard her back for a ride.

Having checked all were present and correct, the mother swan gently tucked back her wings to stop them falling off before gliding back to her nest.

The mute swan and her fluffy cargo were caught on camera by Richard Meston on a visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens near
Sidmouth, Devon.

Mr Meston, 32, said: ‘The cygnets had been splashing in the water around their mum. They looked like they
were starting to get tired and one by one started to scramble up on their mum’s back. She didn’t mind at all and even gave them a
nudge up.’

The father of three from Bournemouth added: ‘After they got settled in, she covered them with her wings protectively like a
cushion and went on her way.
‘She kept looking back to make sure they were still there. It was almost as if she was giving them a quick telling-off to keep them in line. I could imagine them like kids in the back of the car saying, “Are we nearly there yet?” and squabbling.’

Julia Newth, of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, said: ‘Mute swans are very protective of their young and will vigorously defend them from any threats. But this one is definitely showing the gentler side of her instincts in giving her young a lift on her back.’

Hop aboard: The mother swan checks on the six cygnets tucked beneath her wings

Precious cargo: The tiny birds could be seen peeking from the swan's feathers at Bicton Park in Devon
Adorable pictures and a nice story. Thanks, Omnia! In fact, swans always fascinate be because their behaviour is as beautiful as their appearance. I am talking about the fact that partners stay together nearly forever. They are amazingly devoted to each other.
(You're welcome, Ruslana.)

Yes, same here. There is something to learn from these beauties.