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Injured City Park swan has a new home


New Orleans, La. - A once injured City Park swan is healthy again and on its way to a new home.

Earlier this year, City Park's black swan named Amanda Erika was badly injured while protecting her nest of eggs. 

City Park Chief Development Officer John Hopper said after her injury, support poured in via donations and social media.

The swan was brought to the West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic and Bird Hospital in Metairie.

Doctor Gregory Rich and his staff spent much time caring for her and taking care of her injured and infected leg. 

Amanda Erika spent 10 months at the clinic. While there, she had multiple surgeries and physical therapy including water therapy.

After the many months and ample therapy, Amanda Erika is now strong enough to swim and walk (with a limp). Wednesday, Amanda Erika was brought to a private Northshore pond.

Hopper would not say where her new home is, only that she will be surrounded by other birds like ducks and geese.


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