May 22, 2019

College of the Ozarks welcomes five baby swans

Five baby swans born at C of O.
On May 9-10, five baby swans or cygnets hatched from their eggs, ending their period of incubation. They join their parents to swim on Lake Honor.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Two of the full-grown swans at College of the Ozarks gave birth to five cygnets, baby swans, which hatched on May 9-10, after being incubated for the prior 45 days. With this addition, the campus is now home to nine swans.

These baby swans will be donated around February or March of 2020, when they are fully grown. Some of the previous donations have gone to Johnny Morris at Top of the Rock Golf Course and local zoos.

The first swans were donated to the College in the late 1960s and are cared for by Chad Dardenne, Edwards Mill supervisor.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


05.22.19 – Andrew Ferkel