A phone call out of the blue from Sarasota Jungle Gardens on problems with their swans started it all. One swan had died and the other needed a companion. With the botched placement at Sunnyside Village, could this be a blessing? I set strict conditions, giving them two young males with the undertanding that the existing female would exit before the males became of age. Agreed upon, the males endured a 30 day quarantine. Placed among flamingos and the female swan, they wanted peace and quiet. The Gardens prohibited feeding by the visitors and all three swans became more distant; photo ops replaced hand feeding and their lives are really good. Big success!
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