Baby swans rescued from Esplanade ‘are doing well’ after parents with bird flu symptoms are euthanized

BOSTON – Baby Swans Living in Boston Are Safe after their parents got sick and had to be euthanized.

Animal protection officers rescued all five of the Bewick’s Swans from the Esplanade on Wednesday. Their parents showed signs of the highly contagious bird flu.

The young swans are only a few weeks old. Four out of five are doing very well, and one has a serious foot injury. But they are all “comfortably resting together” at the Cape Wildlife Center.

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The hope is to release the baby swans back to the Esplanade when they are big enough. They are currently being isolated while researchers await testing for bird flu.

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