Birds of a feather are staying together

IN A fairytale-like romance, the swan princess sneaks a quick kiss with her prince.

Will and Kate, two young black swans, were both born at the Ballarat Wildlife Park and rarely leave each other’s side.

Black swans are monogamous creatures with a divorce rate of about 6 per cent, according to Ballarat Wildlife Park.

And these lovebirds look set to be no exception.

The nine-month-olds (or teenagers in human years) shared a kiss to mark their first Valentine’s Day together.

Park manager Stuart Parker said Will and Kate had made what looked to be a long-term commitment.

“Many of our koalas and wombats at the park enjoy a cuddle and aren’t fussy who that might be with,” Mr Parker said.

“But these two swans only have eyes for one another.”