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Can we hop on board mum?

2010-06-12 07:57:49 GMT2010-06-12 15:57:49 (Beijing Time)

Mother swan teaches her cygnets how to pond-glide in Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Hertfordshire

After a tiring day of swimming, mum lets her baby cygnets jump on her back to hitch a ride

The fluffy grey baby swans curl up under their mother's warm wings for an afternoon nap

Learning to swim can be a tiring task and for these cygnets their aquatic activity was just that, but luckily their mother was there to help.

The doting swan was teaching her youngsters the art of pond-gliding but let them jump on her back at the end of the lesson.

The two fluffy grey cygnets seemed to prefer snuggling under their mother’s wings than taking to the water and soon settled in for a quick nap.

The family was pictured in Rickmansworth Aquadrome in Hertfordshire, not far from their nest.

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