Trumpeter Swans released in Correctionville

Trumpeter Swans released in Correctionville

Four of North America's largest waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan, were released today by the DNR at Little Sioux Park south of Correctionville.

Busloads of school children from across the area attended the event.

Wild Trumpeter Swans were nearly extinct in Iowa until the 1990's.

These swans were injured at one time and can't fly anymore.

But it's hoped they'll have a new generation of swans in the near future.

Here's an interesting fact about Trumpeter Swans.

Swans have 25 neck vertebrae, which is more than a giraffe.

These long necks allow the birds to uproot plants in up to four feet of water.

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